Saturday, June 11, 2011

Saturday, Easter VII: "they laid hands on them"

... and sent them off.
-- Acts 11:21b-26; 12:1-3

To fulfill their exalted mission, "the apostles were endowed by Christ with a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit coming upon them, and by the imposition of hands they passed on to their auxiliaries the gift of the Spirit, which is transmitted down to our day through episcopal consecration."
-- CCC 1556

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