Of God and His Creatures

The miraculous gifts, usual in the early Church (1 Cor xii, xiv), were part of this visible mission of the Holy Ghost: cf. Acts x, 44-46. Indeed we may say that the visible Church down to the present day is a continuation of that visible mission of the Spirit, who abides with the Church for ever (John xiv, 16), animating and informing the body of the Church, and who in that body is still made manifest to the world, after the miraculous charismata have ceased, and the appearances of the Baptismal Dove and the Pentecostal Fire have become events of remote antiquity.

Of God and His Creatures: 4.23