THE 12 (9) FRUITS
OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
Collectively, the Fruits of the Holy Spirit are blessings that all Catholics should be producing as manifestation of a transformed life in Jesus Christ.
Listed below are many references from both Holy Scripture and the Catechism of the Catholic Church for all Fruits of the Holy Spirit.
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THE BOOK OF GALATIANS 5:22-23
“In contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.”
CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
"The fruits of the Spirit are perfections that the Holy Spirit forms in us as the first fruits of eternal glory. The tradition of the Church lists twelve of them: "charity, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, generosity, gentleness, faithfulness, modesty, self-control, chastity."112
- Galatians 5:22-23 (vulg.) - The sole reference that the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1832) uses for the Fruits of the Holy Spirit is Galatians 5:22-23 (Paul’s letter to their Church), but it does not reference Holy Scripture as listed in the current New American Bible, as the NAB lists 9 Fruits of the Spirit.
Alternately, the CCC refers to the Latin Vulgate (or Bible), which was translated from Hebrew and Aramaic by St Jerome between 382 and 405 CE. The Vulgate was the standard used by the Church for over one and a half millennia. The Vulgate lists 12 Fruits of the Holy Spirit; see below for much detail on all 12.