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What Are the Twelve Fruits of the Holy Spirit?

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A stained-glass window of the Holy Spirit overlooking the high altar of Saint Peter's Basilica.

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Question: What Are the Twelve Fruits of the Holy Spirit?

The twelve Fruits of the Holy Spirit are works that we can perform only with the aid of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, the performance of such works is an indication that the Holy Spirit dwells in the Christian believer.

Answer: The twelve Fruits of the Holy Spirit are charity (or love), joy, peace, patience, benignity (or kindness), goodness, longanimity (or long suffering), mildness, faith, modesty, continency, and chastity.

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