"Come Holy Spirit,
fill the hearts of your faithful
and kindle in them
the fire of your love"
The final act in the drama of the Incarnation. "Jesus has risen and ascended to the Father, but he promised us his Spirit.
So today we rejoice that the Spirit is moving in each of our hearts making us a people, inspiring us to understand
the mystery of our faith, and strengthening us to follow Jesus the Anointed One." (Thomas O'Loughlin catholicireland.net.May 2020)
Praying the Scriptures each week:
"Prego" - Read
"Prego Plus" - Read
The Sequence at Mass for Pentecost.
Hymn to the Holy Spirit.
(Ascribed to Stephen Langton, Archbishop of Canterbury + 1228)
Holy Spirit, Lord of Light, If thou take thy grace away,
From the clear celestial height. Nothing pure in man will stay;
Thy pure beaming radiance give. All his good is turned to ill.
Come, thou Father of the poor, Heal our wounds, our strength renew;
Come, with treasures which endure; On our dryness pour thy dew,
Come, thou Light of all that live! Wash the stains of guilt away.
Thou, of all consolers best, Bend the stubborn heart and will;
Thou, the soul's delightful guest, Melt the frozen, warm the chill;
Dost refreshing peace bestow. Guide the steps that go astray.
Thou in toil art comfort sweet; Thou, on us who evermore
Pleasant coolness in the heat; Thee confess and thee adore,
Solace in the midst of woe. With thy sevenfold gifts descend.
Light immortal, Light divine, Give us comfort when we die;
Visit thou these hearts of thine, Give us life with thee on high;
And our inmost being fill. Give us joys that never end.
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