We must profess our confidence in the faithful, continued action of the Holy Spirit. As the Synod of Bishops on Synodality meets to discuss complex issues, the guidance of the Holy Spirit is essential.Our Sunday Visitor Editorial Board
“What does confidence in the Holy Spirit mean for the Church today?
“As pilgrims walk down the main aisle of St. Peter’s Basilica, the first thing that catches their eye is the main altar, crowned by its stunning baldachin. Situated under the tallest dome in the world, the altar is nothing short of astonishing.
“But curious pilgrims will continue past the main altar and discover just behind it the Altar of the Chair. There, they will see a massive bronze throne that appears to float in midair. The throne is a visible manifestation of the Chair of Peter, a sign of Our Lord’s commissioning of Peter at Caesarea Philippi to lead the Church.
“But the throne does not float on its own. It is actually held up by Sts. Ambrose, Augustine, John Chrysostom and Athanasius. (The saints are the great minds of both East and West.) Above the throne, pilgrims can’t miss the Holy Spirit’s glory shining through a spectacular stained glass window.
“What is the artist telling us? Taken as a whole, the scene is nothing short of a brilliant depiction of the Holy Spirit, guarding and governing the life of the Church since the Church was inaugurated by Christ.”
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