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Pentecost-Hall-cropped. Photo Credit: Pontifical Institute Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center. (2023, December 19). Today we gathered to thank all of the staff of Notre Dame in Jerusalem for their service [photo]. Retrieved from Facebook.

By Ed Van Buskirk, Catholic Exchange, May 15, 2024

Ed Van Buskirk is Founder and President of If U Love Me, a catholic apostolate dedicated to help restore truth in this world of confusion by teaching the time-tested wisdom and truth of the Ten Commandments.


Avatar photoAs we approach the feast of Pentecost, I want to share with you one of the most enlightening moments my wife and I had on a pilgrimage we made to the Holy Land a few years ago. It was not a planned destination, but it led to a holy moment when we heard His small yet powerful whisper.

One evening, our guide Mike invited anyone who wanted to join him in praying the Rosary to come to an upper room at our hotel in Jerusalem. The upper room was appropriately named Pentecost Hall. At the designated time, my wife and I walked into the large room, and in the next several minutes it became apparent why the Holy Spirit had invited me to that place at that moment.

The room completely captivated me: a most engaging mural of Pentecost covered three of the four walls. The expressions on the faces of the apostles as the tongues of fire descended upon them showed a spectrum of emotions. Amazement, fear, joy, peace, curiosity, excitement, doubt, and hope. I was awestruck! But there was so much more to experience in the masterpiece.   …

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