What is *Baptism of the Spirit*?

“Baptism of the Spirit” is a term many Catholics have heard. But one that leaves a lot of question marks. What’s the difference between the sacrament of baptism and baptism of the Spirit? Is baptism of the Spirit in the bible? I didn’t hear about baptism of the Spirit when I was younger, is this something new in Catholicism? Listen as Richaél Lucero answers all of these questions and more.

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SHOW NOTES:

Resources referenced:

The Wild Goose series. Learn more about the baptism of the Spirit and the spiritual/charismatic gifts.

Quotes referenced:

“Let us rediscover, dear brothers and sisters, the beauty of being baptized in the Holy Spirit; let us recover awareness of our Baptism and our Confirmation, ever timely sources of grace.”

Pope Benedict XVI, Pentecost 2008

Scripture referenced:

Some variation of this verse is in the following Gospels (Matthew 3:11; Mark 1:8; Luke 3:16; John 1:33).

“I baptize with water, but the Lord will baptize in the Holy Spirit and fire.”

Episodes referenced:

St. Augustine links the 7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit with the Beatitudes/Kingdom of Heaven.

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