SPIRITUAL BULLETIN BOARD OF LOUISIANA
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Networking Louisiana's Roman Catholics to evangelize the nation and the world. We are called by the Holy Spirit to bring down the walls between all Catholics!
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WE PLEAD THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUS ACROSS THIS NATION!
COME HOLY SPIRIT!
Techniques of evangelization are good, but even the most advanced ones could not replace the gentle action of the Spirit. The most perfect preparation of the evangelizer has no effect without the Holy Spirit. Without the Holy Spirit the most convincing dialectic has no power over the heart of man. Without Him the most highly developed schemas resting on a sociological or psychological basis are quickly seen to be quite valueless… It must be said that the Holy Spirit is the principal agent of evangelization: it is He who impels each individual to proclaim the Gospel, and it is He who in the depths of consciences causes the word of salvation to be accepted and understood. But it can equally be said that He is the goal of evangelization: He alone stirs up the new creation, the new humanity of which evangelization is to be the result, with that unity in variety which evangelization wishes to achieve within the Christian community. Through the Holy Spirit the Gospel penetrates to the heart of the world, for it is He who causes people to discern the signs of the times- signs willed by God- which evangelization reveals and puts to use within history.
Excerpts from paragraph No. 75:
EVANGELII NUNTIANDI - APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION OF HIS HOLINESS POPE PAUL VI TO THE EPISCOPATE, TO THE CLERGY AND TO ALL THE FAITHFUL OF THE ENTIRE WORLD.
On May 8, 1541, Hernando de Soto, the first westerner to see the great river, seeing it full of life, named it "The River of the Holy Spirit".
The French explorer Fr. Jacques Marquette named the greatest river in North America the “River of the Immaculate Conception” (though its name was later changed to the Mississippi). The Spanish and French introduced Catholicism to many Native Americans, but the One True Faith wasn’t welcome in the English colonies. Catholic settlers established themselves in Maryland (the first colony to allow freedom of religion); they were able to name their colony after Our Lady only because they claimed to be honoring the English Queen Henrietta Maria. (Source site)
It is exactly that same great river (formed for a time named "River of the Holy Spirit" and for a time named "River of the Immaculate Conception") that formed the State of Louisiana for thousands of years from the most productive land located between the eastern mountain ranges and the western mountain ranges of America and all the way up into Canada. Want to know more about the symbolism of all that, click here.