What are the Gifts of the Holy Spirit?
Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Knowledge, Fortitude, Piety and Fear of the Lord.
Gifts of Prophecy, Healing, Tongues?
Yes, as noted in scripture, speaking in human and angelic tongues, the gift of healing, the gift of prophecy, however, strive eagerly for the greatest spiritual gift. The Gift of Love!
How do we receive the Gifts of the Holy Spirit?
We receive these gifts when we worthily accept the sacraments. This is known as sanctifying grace. Sanctifying grace is God within us, in the temple of our bodies.
What is the Stigmata?
Some Saints have received the physical wounds of the crucified Jesus Christ. These are the wounds in the hands, feet and side. St. Francis of Assisi was the first recorded recipient of the stigmata. St. Francis did not earn the wounds of Our Lord, Jesus was manifesting himself in Francis. Francis became one with Christ!
What is Incorruptibility?
The bodies of the Saints do not decompose after death. Many Saints have been given the Gift of Incorruptibility. Some include: St. Bernadette Soubirous, St. Padre Pio, St. James of the Marches, St. Rita of Cascia and recently canonized St. Camilla Battista Varano!
What is Bilocation?
A mystical gift that is given to a Saint to be in two places at the same time!
What is the Scent of Sanctity?
A mystical gift given to a Saint (living or dead) when you are in their presence you smell a very strong fragrance of roses or lilac.
What is the Gift of Healing?
The gift that is given to an individual to call upon God through the Most Holy Name of Jesus Christ to heal physical, mental, and spiritual illness.
St. Padre Pio received all the gifts listed above and more!