Dear Friends: The Descent of the Holy Spirit by Muziano shows us how colorful the first Christians were. Each one is different, each unique, each has his or her own background. Yet when the Spirit calls them together with Mary, there is a beautiful harmony and complementarity. If you have ever been in Rome for an audience with the pope on Wednesday, you have experienced how the Spirit brings unity amid diversity. These gatherings comprise thousands of people of many different nationalities and languages, but all are united in prayer and a common spirit. This is the great miracle we celebrate today – The Feast of Pentecost – the coming of the Holy Spirit to begin the work of the Church and to unite all Christians under one banner of all the things Jesus taught us.
Yours in Christ, Very Rev. Michael A. Carrano