List Of Spiritual Gifts

List Of Spiritual Gifts

Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit

The list of Spiritual Gifts of the Holy Spirit consists of two kinds.

The first are specially intended for the person who receives them.

  1. Wisdom – helps us to recognize the importance of others and the importance of keeping God central in our lives.
  2. Understanding – is the ability to understand the meaning of God’s message.
  3. Knowledge – points out to us the path to follow and the dangers to avoid in order to reach heaven.
  4. Counsel – is the ability to see the best way to follow God’s plan when we have choices that relate to him.
  5. Fortitude – is the courage to do what one knows is right and to overcome the obstacles and difficulties that arise in being faithful to God.
  6. Piety – helps us pray to God in true devotion.
  7. Fear of the Lord – is the feeling of amazement before God, who is all-present, and whose friendship we do not want to lose.

The Gifts of the Holy Spirit are described in the Book of Isaiah (11:2-3). In the passage the gifts are considered ones that Jesus would have possessed.  Catholics also receive the Gifts of the Holy Spirit in the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Nine Charismata of The Holy Spirit

The second kinds of gifts are more properly called Charismata. They are extraordinary favours granted for the help of another. They are sometimes known as the nine spiritual gifts.

  1. the gift speaking with wisdom,
  2. the gift of speaking with knowledge,
  3. faith,
  4. the grace of healing,
  5. the gift of miracles,
  6. the gift of prophecy,
  7. the gift of discerning spirits,
  8. the gift of tongues,
  9. the gift of interpreting speeches.

Twelve Fruits of The Holy Spirit

Finally it is worth mentioning the twelve fruits of the Holy Spirit. These are:

  1. charity,
  2. joy,
  3. peace,
  4. patience,
  5. benignity,
  6. goodness,
  7. longanimity,
  8. mildness,
  9. faith,
  10. modesty,
  11. continency,
  12. chastity

This list of 12 should not be taken too literally in a limiting sense, as the fruits are capable of being extended to include all acts of a similar nature.

The fruits of the Holy Ghost are actions. They are different to the gifts. One is the source and the other the outcome.

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