Novena to the Holy Spirit, Day 7 May 25, 2023 Dear Family of Mary! Novena to the Holy Spirit, Day 7 Our Lady speaks about the Spirit’s wisdom for each of us: May 25, 2001 “Dear children! At this time of grace, I call you to prayer. Little children, you work much but without God’s blessing. Bless and seek the wisdom of the Holy Spirit to lead you at this time so that you may comprehend and live in the grace of this time. Convert, little children, and kneel in the silence of your hearts. Put God in the center of your being so that, in that way, you can witness in joy the beauty that God continually gives in your life. Thank you for having responded to my call.” Our Lady tells us that we need the wisdom of the Holy Spirit to lead us during the time we are living in. Why? We need to comprehend what God is doing in our day, and cooperate with Him in what He is doing!! The grace of this time is unique. God’s plan moves apace, and we can either move with it or oppose it. It is up to us! How do we discover the grace of this time? Convert, little children, and kneel in the silence of your hearts. We must convert, which is turning towards God and away from our own preoccupations. To turn towards God is only possible if we kneel – which means we recognize God is our Lord and Creator, and He alone has the way to life. Then we wait in silence, in our hearts, for the Holy Spirit to show us what the grace of our time is. Wait and pray!! That is the way to discover the grace of this time! “Put God in the center of your being so that, in that way, you can witness in joy the beauty that God continually gives in your life.” Once we have turned towards God anew, we will begin to see the grace of this time through the Holy Spirit’s inspiration! He will show us the joy and beauty that God is giving to us. This kind of sight is wisdom. Come, Holy Spirit, and help us to seek your wisdom, so that you will lead us in this time of grace! We want to convert and in the silence of our hearts, choose 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 uncreated and everlasting Fire, by which our souls live, by which alone they are made fit for heaven. Amen The Prayer for the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit: O Lord Jesus Christ, Who, before ascending into heaven, didst promise to send the Holy Ghost to finish Thy work in the souls of Thy Apostles and Disciples, deign to grant the same Holy Spirit to me, that He may perfect in my soul the work of Thy grace and Thy love. Grant me: the Spirit of Wisdom that I may despise the perishable things of this world and aspire only after the things that are eternal, the Spirit of Understanding to enlighten my mind with the light of Thy divine truth, the Spirit of Counsel that I may ever choose the surest way of pleasing God and gaining Heaven, the Spirit of Fortitude that I may bear my cross with Thee, and that I may overcome with courage all the obstacles that oppose my salvation, the Spirit of Knowledge that I may know God and know myself and grow perfect in the science of the Saints, the Spirit of Piety that I may find the service of God sweet and amiable, the Spirit of Fear that I may be filled with a loving reverence towards God, and may dread in any way to displease Him. Mark me, dear Lord, with the sign of Thy true disciples and animate me in all things with Thy Spirit. Amen. In Jesus, Mary and Joseph! Cathy Nolan (c)Mary TV 2023 PS. I will send out the June 25, 2023 message as soon as I receive it!!