EWTN Catholic Q&A
soul and spirit
Question from lt on 11-24-2012:

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and spirit, of joints and marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

What is the difference between soul and spirit?

Answer by Richard Geraghty on 11-25-2012:

Dear lt,

The soul and the spirit are essentially the same. The Holy Spirit enters the soul.

Dr. Geraghty