On Pentecost day, Christ’s followers waited together in one room. From that one room, the Church was to be made manifest even to the ends of the earth. (A map of the world is shown in the lower half of the painting.)
The disciples heard a sound like that of a driving wind. Could it not be the sound of numerous bishops from every century speaking together in unity? The voice of the Church is the voice of the Holy Spirit.
Tongues as of fire parted and came to rest on those present. Would they not also have parted to be distributed among the centuries, and would they not also be resting on us today? Indeed, we see the fire of love and holiness in every saint of every age.
The Holy Spirit is Holiness itself, and He pours on us His gifts at Confirmation. May we hear and heed the voice of the Magisterium, (i.e., the teaching office of the Church) and see and imitate the example of the saints, knowing that Christ’s Church remains Holy even in today’s world.