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The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit Part 2

The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit:
Every Spiritual Warrior’s Guide to God’s Invincible Gifts


Description: In part 2 today, Dan and Melissa speak with Dr. Kevin Vost and take a more in-depth look at his book The Seven Gifts of the Holy SpiritThe Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit Part 2

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • How can we employ the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit and grow in holiness?
  • What is piety and how can we live it?
  • What are the different types of knowledge?
  • What is the difference between the virtue of knowledge and the gift of knowledge?
  • What is the difference between the gift of knowledge and the gift of wisdom?
  • What is a good Scriptural example of the gift of fortitude?
  • How can one use the gift of fortitude to overcome one of the seven deadly sins, i.e. gluttony?
  • What is the gift of counsel?The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit Part 2
  • Why are understanding, counsel, and wisdom considered the highest of the seven gifts?
  • What is the gift of understanding?
  • What is the gift of wisdom and how does St. Thomas Aquinas embody this gift?

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Dan is the President of the Avila Foundation, the parent organization of SpiritualDirection.com, the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation, Divine Intimacy Radio and Divine Intimacy Radio - Resources Edition, Into the Deep Parish Programs, the Apostoli Viae (Apostles of the Way) Community, the High Calling Seminary Preparation Program, and the FireLight Student Leadership Formation Program, author of the award-winning book, Navigating the Interior Life - Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God, Finding God Through Meditation-St. Peter of Alcantara, 30 Days with Teresa of Avila, Into the Deep, Living the Mystery of Merciful Love: 30 Days with Thérèse of Lisieux, and his newest book The Contemplative Rosary with St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Avila. In 2018, he launched the annual Avila Summit held at Hanceville, Alabama. Beyond his "contagious" love for Jesus and His Church, he is a grateful husband, father of four, and grandfather of one, the President and Chief Operating Officer of EWTN News, Inc., a regular co-host on Register Radio, a writer, speaker and pilgrimage director who provides online spiritual formation and travels to share his conversion story and the great riches that the Church provides us through authentic Catholic spirituality. Dan has been featured on EWTN's Journey Home program and numerous radio programs.

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