Catechism of the Catholic Church

192 Part One magi, Simeon andAnna, the bride and groom at Cana, and the first disciples. 726 At the end of this mission of the Spirit, Mary became the Woman, the new Eve (“mother of the living”), the mother of the “whole Christ.” 108 As such, she was present with the Twelve, who “with one accord devoted themselves to prayer,” 109 at the dawn of the “end time” which the Spirit was to inaugurate on the morning of Pentecost with the manifestation of the Church. Christ Jesus 727 The entire mission of the Son and the Holy Spirit, in the fullness of time, is contained in this: that the Son is the one anointed by the Father’s Spirit since his Incarnation—Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah. Everything in the second chapter of the Creed is to be read in this light. Christ’s whole work is in fact a joint mission of the Son and the Holy Spirit. Here, we shall mention only what has to do with Jesus’ promise of the Holy Spirit and the gift of him by the glorified Lord. 728 Jesus does not reveal the Holy Spirit fully, until he himself has been glorified through his Death and Resurrection. Neverthe- less, little by little he alludes to him even in his teaching of the multitudes, as when he reveals that his own flesh will be food for the life of the world. 110 He also alludes to the Spirit in speaking to Nicodemus, 111 to the Samaritan woman, 112 and to those who take part in the feast of Tabernacles. 113 To his disciples he speaks openly of the Spirit in connection with prayer 114 and with the witness they will have to bear. 115 729 Only when the hour has arrived for his glorification does Jesus promise the coming of the Holy Spirit, since his Death and Resurrection will fulfill the promise made to the fathers. 116 The Spirit of truth, the other Paraclete, will be given by the Father in answer to Jesus’ prayer; he will be sent by the Father in Jesus’ name; 108 Cf. Jn 19:25-27. 109 Acts 1:14. 110 Cf. Jn 6:27, 51, 62-63. 111 Cf. Jn 3:5-8. 112 Cf. Jn 4:10, 14, 23-24. 113 Cf. Jn 7:37-39. 114 Cf. Lk 11:13. 115 Cf. Mt 10:19-20. 116 Cf. Jn 14:16-17, 26; 15:26; 16:7-15; 17:26. 494, 2618 438, 695 536 2615