Holy Father Pope Francis while addressing the faithful gathered at St. Peter’s Square on Pentecost Sunday, reflected on the Holy Spirit, the font of holiness. His Holiness Pope Francis highlighted that on the day of Pentecost, when the Apostles and the disciples were united in prayer with Mary,  history of  Christian holiness began because, he says, the Holy Spirit is the font of holiness.

As reported by Vatican news, Holy Father Pope Francis remarked that “The Holy Spirit bestows holiness in abundance among God’s holy and faithful people (Article, 6). By Baptism and Confirmation, we are all called to live the Christian call to holiness and to become witnesses of the divine life within us. Both the Prophets Ezekiel and Joel prophesied God’s plan that all would be holy. “I will put my spirit within you, You will be my people”, Ezekiel said. Joel prophesied: “I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh. Your sons and daughters will prophesy”. Further, His Holiness added, “Those who open themselves to the action of the Holy Spirit continue the work of holiness begun on Pentecost.  The path of holiness in a person’s life manifests itself in living in a manner worthy of God and makes us experience the fullness of joy.”

His Holiness Pope Francis concluded his remarks by praying through the intercession of Mary that there be a renewed Pentecost for the Church. “May we be granted the joy of living and witnessing to the Gospel and that we might be infused with ‘a fervent longing to be saints for God’s greater glory’