Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit
Counsel / Right Judgment
Enables us to discern between right and wrong so that we avoid sin and live as God would want us to live, especially in difficult situations. This gift of the Holy Spirit helps us make choices to live as faithful followers of Jesus.
Fortitude / Courage
This gift of the Holy Spirit helps us overcome any obstacles that would keep us from professing and practicing our faith.
Allows us to see the circumstances of our lives the way God sees them and to choose the right path that will lead us to God. This gift of the Holy Spirit helps us to determine God's purpose for our lives and avoid obstacles that will keep us from him.
Piety / Reverence
Enables us to have respect for God, and to rely on him completely. This gift of the Holy Spirit inspires us to joyfully want to serve God and others. This gift is also known as “piety”.
Ability to grasp the meaning of the teachings of the Church. This gift of the Holy Spirit helps us to be tolerant and sympathetic of others. It helps us sense when someone is hurting or in need of compassion
Knowing the right choice to make to live a holy life. This gift of the Holy Spirit helps us to avoid the things that lead away from God and know the right choices to make to live a holy life.
Wonder and Awe / Fear of the Lord
An awareness of God’s infinite grandeur and glory. This gift of the Holy Spirit moves us to so love God that we do not want to offend him by our words or actions.