The Spirit Moving over the Great Deep

The World’s Thirsts, Our Response

  • Stephen Bevans Catholic Theological Union


My reflection is about the Holy Spirit, about that Spirit of gentleness and restlessness who moves over the waters of the Great Deep, stirring up the thirsts of the world, and calling us to join her, as Christians and religious, to slake those thirsts. A first part will reflect on the Spirit who stirs up those thirsts. A second part will outline several of those thirsts. A third part will reflect on how the Spirit calls Christians to join her mission of slaking those thirsts, and a fourth and final part will suggest that we as religious women and men can play a particular part in that thirst-slaking mission of the Spirit.

Keywords: Holy Spirit, Christian Spirituality, Mission of the Church, Mission of the Spirit, Missiology

How to Cite
BEVANS, Stephen. The Spirit Moving over the Great Deep. Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai Theologia Orthodoxa, [S.l.], v. 63, n. 1, p. 83–97, june 2018. ISSN 2065-9474. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 07 mar. 2021. doi:
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