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Life In The Spirit Seminar

All are invited to a Life In The Spirit Seminar St. Gertrude Church Parish Center.

Sponsored by Father Giles Dimock, O.P. and Regina Verita s Healing Prayer Ministry

Life in the Spirit Seminar
St. Gertrude Parish Center Lobby
Friday, February 23rd from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 24th from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be provided on Saturday.

Speakers - Fr. Giles Dimock, O.P., Fr. Albert Trudel, O.P. and Patrick Mechley

Fr. Trudel received his doctorate from the University of Oxford in 2000, and after receiving the post-doctoral License in Mediaeval Studies in 2002, he served as a Junior Fellow at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies until 2006. He has taught courses in English Literature at the University of Toronto, Providence College, and Aquinas College (Nashville, TN). His academic interests are in editing medieval Latin and vernacular texts. He joined the Faculty in the spring semester of 2014.

Fr. Giles Dimock, OP, studied Liturgy at Notre Dame and at Sant’ Anselmo, and theology at the Angelicum in Rome, earning a licentiate and doctorate respectively. He has taught at Providence College, Franciscan University in Steubenville, the Angelicum and the Dominican House of studies in Washington, DC. He has written many articles for liturgical and theological journals. He served as a parochial vicar at Saint Thomas Aquinas University Parish in Charlottesville, VA. And is now here at St. Gertrude serving to teach the Novices and be present to the Body of Christ and their needs.

Sponsored by Father Giles Dimock, O.P. and Regina Veritas Healing Prayer Ministry
To Register - email Nealy Mechley at or call Pat Mechley at 378-1252.
Please include name, address, phone number and email.
Suggested donation - $35.00.

Baptism in the Holy Spirit
By: Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM Cap

Summary: The Baptism in the Spirit is not a sacrament, but it is related to several sacraments. The Baptism in the Spirit makes real and in a way renews Christian initiation. At the beginning of the Church, Baptism was administered to adults who converted from paganism and who, made on the occasion of Baptism, an act of faith and a free and mature choice. Today it is substituted instead by intermediary parents or godparents. In this situation, rarely, or never, does the baptized person ever reach the stage of proclaiming in the Holy Spirit "Jesus is Lord". And until one reaches this point, everything else in the Christian life remains out of focus and immature. Miracles no longer happen and we experience what Jesus did in Nazareth: "Jesus could not perform many miracles because of their lack of faith" (Mt.13.58). The Baptism in the Spirit's effectiveness in reactivating baptism consists in this: finally man contributes his part -- namely, he makes a choice of faith, prepared in repentance, which allows the work of God to set itself free and to emanate all its strength. It is as if the plug is pulled and the light is switched on. The gift of God is finally "untied" and the Spirit is allowed to flow like a fragrance in the Christian life.

Feb 23 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Event Type: 
Church Event