Dear Family of Mary!
Today we begin the Novena to the Holy Spirit. It will consist of a message from Our Lady of Medjugorje, a prayer written by St. John Henry Newman, and the famous prayer, Come Holy Spirit, Creator Blest. We can all include our own petitions! Let’s expect great things on Pentecost!
Novena to the Holy Spirit, Day 1
May 25, 1993“Dear children! Today I invite you to open yourselves to God by means of prayer so the Holy Spirit may begin to work miracles in you and through you. I am with you and I intercede before God for each one of you because, dear children, each one of you is important in my plan of salvation. I invite you to be carriers of good and peace. God can give you peace only if you convert and pray. Therefore, my dear little children, pray, pray, pray and do that which the Holy Spirit inspires you. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
We see in this message that Our Lady has from the early days desired that we open our hearts to the Holy Spirit, and live in constant communication with Him. She tells us that she expects us to receive the Holy Spirit and then allow Him to work miracles through us! Isn’t this exactly what the Apostles and Disciples of Jesus did, after the Ascension? They received the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, and immediately went out and preached the Good News while performing miracles. They were carriers of good and peace, and conversions abounded.
May we learn to pray, pray, pray and do that which the Holy Spirit inspires us to do!
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.”
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.
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
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