A Wonderful Gift During Pentecost Novena!
Come Holy Spirit! What a sacred time these days are. With the Church we are with our Lady in spirit, awaiting the coming of the Holy Spirit this Sunday, the great Solemnity of Pentecost!
This past Saturday brought us the return of Anne...
Here she is seen with her delightful parents after a nice visit with the Sisters in the parlor.
During 2nd Vespers of the Ascension of our Lord Anne received her postulant crucifix.
Mother Catherine Marie gave a very inspiring fervorino, encouraging Anne and all of us to be docile to the formation of the Holy Spirit in our lives. She stated that our novena prayer, which we are praying together each evening as a community, is a great prayer for a young woman beginning her formation.
So, I will say my adieu with this prayer...
Come, Holy Spirit, You who transformed the souls of the apostles on that first Pentecost. Come by your power, purify my heart from all harmful attachments, enlighten it by your truth, strengthen it to choose what the Father wills. Complete your work of sanctification in my soul, and in the souls of these for whom I now pray, especially....
Come Spirit of Divine Love, give me an increase of your grace and gifts that assure me of your presence in my soul. Give me an awareness of the divine indwelling, a realization of how much the Father loves me; and transform my soul - and those for whom I now pray - into the likeness of Jesus.
O Mary, Spouse of the Holy Spirit, Mediatrix of all Grace, since every grace that the Holy Spirit infuses into my soul comes from the Father and Son through you, beseech your Divine Son to grant the favors I ask in this Novena.
Veni Sancte Spiritus, Veni per Miriam!