Understanding is the second gift of the Holy Spirit, and people sometimes have a hard time understanding (no pun intended) how it differs from wisdom. While wisdom is the desire to contemplate the things of God, understanding allows us grasp, at least in a limited way...
Good, detailed article on the 9 gifts of the Holy Spirit and how to properly prepare yourself to receive some of them from the Lord.
The seven gifts of the Holy Spirit is an enumeration of seven spiritual gifts originating with patristic authors, later elaborated by five intellectual virtues and four other groups of ethical characteristics. They are: wisdom, understanding, counsel, knowledge, fortitude, piety, and fear of the Lord (wonder).
The Gifts of the Holy Spirit are sealed and strengthened within us at Confirmation. These seven gifts help us to respond to the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives, to make good choices, and to serve God and others.
12 Brothers and sisters, I want you to know about the gifts of the Holy Spirit. 2 You know that at one time you were unbelievers. You were somehow drawn away to worship statues of gods that couldn’t even speak.
Isaiah told us the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit: Is 11:2 “The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.”
In the Book of Isaiah 11:2-3, the Gifts of the Holy Spirit are described. In the passage the gifts are considered ones that the Messiah would have possessed. Through Jesus, we also receive the Gifts of the Holy Spirit in the Sacrament of Confirmation.
The gifts of the Holy Spirit are part of the "everything we need" to fulfill His purposes for our lives. Gifts of the Spirit - The Definitions There is some controversy as to the precise nature of each of the gifts of the Spirit, but here is a list of spiritual gifts and their basic definitions.
The Bible gives us several lists of gifts (Romans 12:6–8; 1 Corinthians 12:7–11,28–31; 13:1–3; Ephesians 4:7–12). No list is complete in itself, but each gives us samples of what the Holy Spirit has available for us...
Purpose: The purpose of this activity is to teach youth the gifts of the Holy Spirit and prepare them for the Sacrament of Confirmation. It may also be incorporated into a retreat for those receiving the sacrament of Confirmation.