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6 - The Holy Spirit - Nick Mercer

Updated: Mar 18, 2022

Short video with a theological overview of the Holy Spirit
Short video of Luigi Gioia interviewing Nick Mercer
Full video recording of the conversation between Luigi Gioia and Nick Mercer May 19 2021


  1. Why it is so difficult to talk about the Holy Spirit?

  2. What does Jesus mean when he says “When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth” (John 16.13)

  3. What does Paul mean when he says in 1 Corinthians: "to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good" (12.7)? How are these gifts operative still today?

  4. Is it possible to experience the presence and action of the Holy Spirit?

  5. What is the relation between the Holy Spirit and the Church?


  1. Athanasius of Alexandria on the Holy Spirit

  2. Basil of Caesarea on the Work of the Holy Spirit

  3. Cyril of Alexandria on the Role of the Holy Spirit


  1. Raniero Cantalamessa, Come Creator Spirit. Meditations on the Veni Creator Raniero Cantalamessa (born July 22, 1934) is an Italian Catholic cardinal and priest in the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin and a theologian. He has served as the Preacher to the Papal Household since 1980, under Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis.

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