This volume of the writings of Don Dolindo was first published in 1949 and republished in 1985. It is an explanation of the role of the Holy Spirit in our interior and missionary life centered on the gifts, fruits, and charisms of the Holy Spirit bestowed in Confirmation. The exposition is exceptionally clear and practical. It could only have been written by someone who had profoundly lived and experienced the Holy Spirit in his own life. In this work, Come, O Holy Spirit, an indisputably orthodox theology is simply and clearly presented, uplifting the soul in authentically ascetical and mystical meditations.
When the first edition of this book appeared in 1950, the Rev. Father Philip de Borielle, at the time Provincial of the Capuchins, wrote as follows: "I exhort Fr. Ruotolo to print thirty million copies of this book, Come, Holy Spirit, so that a copy might be given to every Italian; it would mean the Christian renewal of Italy...
Don Ruotolo combines solid theology with inspiring meditations. Few books strike the balance like this one; clear and deep, profound and practical. Come, Holy Spirit deserves to become a spiritual classic in the English-speaking world, not just Italy. - Scott Hahn, Professor of Theology, Franciscan University of Steubenville