The Baltimore Catechism
on
The Holy Spirit

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The Holy Spirit (depicted in the Window of the Apsis) dominates the Throne of Saint Peter -
by BERNINI, Gian Lorenzo, from San Pietro, Rome

 

The Baltimore Catechism Number 4, was first released in 1891. It was written to help Catechists have more detailed Background on the Lessons they are Teaching and was written for the Catholic Minority in America.

 

The Baltimore Catechism

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Lesson 9: On the Holy Ghost and His Descent Upon the Apostles

 

94. Who is the Holy Ghost?

littlegoldcross.gif (962 bytes) The Holy Ghost is the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity.

95. From Whom does the Holy Ghost Proceed?

littlegoldcross.gif (962 bytes) The Holy Ghost Proceeds from the Father and the Son.

96. Is the Holy Ghost Equal to the Father and the Son?

littlegoldcross.gif (962 bytes) The Holy Ghost is Equal to the Father and the Son, being the same Lord and God as They are.

97. On what day did the Holy Ghost come down upon the Apostles?

littlegoldcross.gif (962 bytes) The Holy Ghost came down upon the Apostles Ten (10) days after the Ascension of Our Lord; and the day on which He came down upon the Apostles is called Whit-Sunday or Pentecost.

98. How did the Holy Ghost come down upon the Apostles?

littlegoldcross.gif (962 bytes) The Holy Ghost came down upon the Apostles in the form of Tongues of Fire.

99. Who sent the Holy Ghost upon the Apostles?

littlegoldcross.gif (962 bytes) Our Lord Jesus Christ sent the Holy Ghost upon the Apostles.

100. Why did Christ send the Holy Ghost?

littlegoldcross.gif (962 bytes) Christ sent the Holy Ghost to Sanctify His Church, to Enlighten and Strengthen the Apostles, and to enable them to Preach the Gospel.

101.  Will the Holy Ghost Abide with the Church forever?

littlegoldcross.gif (962 bytes) The Holy Ghost will Abide with the Church forever, and Guide It in the Way of Holiness and Truth.

"Abide" means to stay with us.