Day: May 18, 2021

May 19, 2021 Reflection -Novena to the Holy Spirit, Day 6

Novena to the Holy Spirit, Day 6 May 19, 2021 Dear Family of Mary! Novena to the Holy Spirit, Day 6 Our Lady speaks about the Spirit’s plan for each of us: May 25, 1998 “Dear children! Today I call you, through prayer and sacrifice, to prepare yourselves for the coming of the Holy Spirit. Little children, this is a time of grace and so, again, I call you to decide for God the Creator. Allow Him to transform and change you. May your heart be prepared to listen to, and live, everything which the Holy Spirit has in His plan for each of you. Little children, allow the Holy Spirit to lead you on the way of truth and salvation towards eternal life. Thank you for having responded to my call.” In this message, Our Lady makes it very clear that we need to be led by the Holy Spirit into the plan that the Father has for each one of us. We have been created by God to be a gift! Our life is a gift to us! And who we are as a person is a gift to our families, our communities and our world. Each one of us has been given a certain array of qualities and abilities that shape how we can be a gift for others. But we have also been given free will! So it is important that we seek the plan that God has for each one of us, so that we can be that gift of love, just like Jesus was. The Holy Spirit can lead us in that process, that plan for our lives, if we ask Him to come and guide us. But we must pray, and prepare ourselves, as Our Lady says, for the Holy Spirit to speak to us about it! He will speak! He comes to dwell in our hearts, and can become our most welcome guest, the one who travels with us on the road to holiness and love. The Holy Spirit knows that plan for our lives, and He can lead us on “the way of truth and salvation towards eternal life” if we ask Him to do it! Jesus ascended so that the Holy Spirit could come and do just that! He will come to show us the plan for our life! The Paraclete, the Fount of Love (A prayer by St. John Henry Newman) My God, I adore You, as the Third Person of the Ever-Blessed Trinity, under the name and designation of Love. You are that Living Love, wherewith the Father and the Son love each other. And You are the Author of supernatural love in our hearts. “Fons vivus, ignis, charitas.” (Fount of life, fire and love) As a fire You came down from heaven on the day of Pentecost; and as a fire You burn away the dross of sin and vanity in the heart and light up the pure flame of devotion and affection. It is You who unite heaven and earth by showing to us the glory and beauty of the Divine Nature, and making us love what is in Itself so winning and transporting. I adore You, O uncreate and everlasting Fire, by which our souls live, by which alone they are made fit for heaven. Amen Come Holy Spirit Come, Holy Spirit, Creator blest, and in our souls take up Thy rest; come with Thy grace and heavenly aid to fill the hearts which Thou hast made. O Comforter, to Thee we cry, O heavenly gift of God Most High, O Fount of Life and Fire of Love, and Sweet Anointing from above. Thou in Thy sevenfold gifts are known; Thou, finger of God’s hand we own; Thou, promise of the Father, Thou Who dost the tongue with power imbue. Kindle our senses from above, and make our hearts o’erflow with love; with patience firm and virtue high the weakness of our flesh supply. Far from us drive the foe we dread, and grant us Thy peace instead; so shall we not, with Thee for guide, turn from the path of life aside. Oh, may Thy grace on us bestow the Father and the Son to know; and Thee, through endless times confessed, of both the eternal Spirit blest. Now to the Father and the Son, Who rose from death, be glory given, with Thou, O Holy Comforter, henceforth by all in earth and heaven. Amen In Jesus, Mary and Joseph! Cathy Nolan (c)Mary TV 2021