Who is the Holy Spirit?
For most of us, the Holy Spirit—the Third Person of the Holy Trinity—is the hardest to understand. He seems abstract, elusive, unknowable.
But He wants us to know Him. He is our Advocate. In fact, He has given each baptized Christian seven distinct gifts to help us know Him and permit His divine operation in our life.
These gifts are far more than a list we all had to memorize in Confirmation class.
They are the “breath of God,” designed to fill your soul, guide your actions, and draw you closer and closer to Him.
It’s time to understand the immense power of the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit—and learn how to pray for them with a brand-new devotion: the Chaplet of the Seven Gifts.
Set Sail with the Holy Spirit
“…by virtue of the gifts of the Holy Spirit we raise our sails and are born on as by a divine breath—with divine power we reach our destination.”
—St. John of St. Thomas
Are you ready to hoist your sails? You’ll learn how in our 8-part series, hosted by Fr. Matthew Buettner, spiritual director of St. Joseph College Seminary in Charlotte, NC, and creator of the brand-new, ecclesiastically-approved devotion: the Chaplet of the Seven Gifts.
In this 8-day series, you will learn:
- What each of the Gifts are and what they do
- How they open us up to the full operation of God in our lives
- The amazing difference between “gifts” and “virtues”
- How the Gifts manifested themselves in the early Church and the lives of the saints
- How to pray for the Gifts with the new Chaplet of the Seven Gifts
Each day, you’ll receive a 15-17 minute video lesson with Fr. Buettner. An audio segment at the end of each lesson—in which Fr. Buettner will lead you through the Chaplet of the Seven Gifts—will give you a chance to pray for the Gifts you are learning about!
Unlock the priceless treasures that the Holy Spirit has already placed in your soul. Take hold of the Seven Gifts and let the breath of God lead you to sanctity—and to heaven.
Father Matthew Buettner
A native of Peoria, Illinois, Fr. Matthew Buettner was invited by Bishop William Curlin to become a seminarian for the Diocese of Charlotte in 1996. After obtaining a B.A. in Philosophy from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia and M.Div. from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., Fr. Buettner was ordained to the sacred priesthood in 2003. He served as Parochial Vicar at St. Gabriel Catholic Church in Charlotte, Parochial Vicar, then Pastor at St. Dorothy Catholic Church in Lincolnton, followed by Pastor of St. Michael Catholic Church in Gastonia. In 2016, when St. Joseph College Seminary was founded, Fr. Buettner was assigned as the House Spiritual Director of the fledgling seminary. As full-time spiritual director, he offers spiritual direction, Confession, Holy Mass, and spiritual conferences to seminarians, religious, priests, and the laity. He is also a member of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Dominic (3rd Order Dominican) and assists with the Lay Dominicans in the Charlotte area.