Fr Simon Gaine OP is a Dominican friar, based at Blackfriars in Oxford. He became a Catholic while an Oxford undergraduate, encouraged by the writing and example of John Henry Newman. His focus today is on the Holy Spirit – or the Holy Ghost as the spirit was known in Newman’s time.
“In his teaching on the grace of the Holy Spirit, Newman still speaks powerfully to us, showing us how the work of theology can point beyond conventional divisions to restate the truth of Catholic tradition anew. Of all the gifts of grace God gives us, the presence of the Spirit is the first.”