This stained-glass window depicts a scene from Pentecost, which marks the end of the Easter season and commemorates the Holy Spirit descending upon the apostles 50 days after Christ's resurrection. The Spirit's promise that life always can be renewed is the promise of Pentecost. CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz
The Spirit's promise that life always can be renewed is the promise of Pentecost.
Sometimes, as with the apostles, the Spirit's manifestation is astonishing and the results immediate. Our experience may not be as sudden or startling, but it's no less profound.
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