The first three Fruits and the most important are Charity, Joy And Peace. Everything flows from Charity, so this is both a Virtue and a Fruit. The Fruit is the Divine proceeding from the Virtue, the more we practice and are love, the more the Fruit of Charity will proceed from our faculties and acts. This is THE Work of the Holy Spirit: “The Charity of God is poured forth in our hearts by the Holy Spirit.” As we become perfected, the Virtue of Charity becomes mature and sweet and the Fruit of Charity is produced by the operation of the Holy Spirit in our soul.
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