Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit

Parable of the Good Samaritan, Balthasar van Cortbemde (1647)

When we become Christians, we want to become saints. But, even if we try to be good, how can we permanently change if we are still the same people as before? Well, we are not the same. Now Christians, the Holy Spirit forms us in preparation for Heaven.

Gifts of the Holy Spirit

The Gifts of the Holy Spirit are permanent dispositions given by the Holy Spirit that help us follow His promptings.1 They are:

  1. Wisdom
  2. Understanding
  3. Counsel
  4. Fortitude
  5. Knowledge
  6. Piety
  7. Fear of the Lord

Fruits of the Holy Spirit

The Fruits of the Holy Spirit are perfections He develops in us in preparation for Heaven.1 They are:

  1. Charity
  2. Joy
  3. Peace
  4. Patience
  5. Kindness
  6. Goodness
  7. Generosity
  8. Gentleness
  9. Faithfulness
  10. Modesty
  11. Self-control
  12. Chastity

The definition of each of these Gifts and Fruits can be found in the Virtues page.