What symbols are used to represent the Holy Spirit?


There are many symbols of the Holy Spirit: living water which springs from the wounded Heart of Christ and which quenches the thirst of the baptized; anointing with oil, which is the sacramental sign of Confirmation; fire which transforms what it touches; the cloud, dark or luminous, in which the divine glory is revealed; the imposition of hands by which the Holy Spirit is given; the dove which descended on Christ at his baptism and remained with him.

See Catechism of the Catholic Church, Reference #694-701


 

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Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church

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