May 20, 2021
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 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!
(c)Mary TV 2021