HAPPY FEAST OF PENTECOST
The Risen Lord gave his “Promise of the Holy Spirit”:
“If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever. This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, because he abides with you, and he will be in you… The Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you.” (Jn 14:15-16, 26)
We will continue to sail under the wind of the Holy Spirit in our common mission of birth-giving to a New CBF that is pleasing to God.
Happy Feast of Pentecost!
United in the Living Word and Spirit of Love,
Blessed Spirit of Understanding, enlighten my mind, that I may know and love the truths of faith and make them truly my own.
Blessed Spirit of Counsel, enlighten and guide me in all my ways, that I may know and do Your holy Will. Make me prudent and courageous.
Blessed Spirit of Fortitude, uphold my soul in every time of trouble or adversity. Make me loyal and confident.
Blessed Spirit of Knowledge, help me to know good from evil. Teach me to do what is right in the sight of God. Give me clear vision and firmness in decision.
Blessed Spirit of Piety, possess my heart, incline it to a true faith in You, to a holy love of You, my God, that with my whole soul I may seek You, Who are my Father and I find You, my best, my truest joy.
Blessed Spirit of Holy Fear, penetrate my inmost heart that I may be mindful of Your presence. Make me turn from sin, and give me intense reverence for God and for all my brothers and sisters who are made in God’s image.
Come Holy Spirit, Creator blest! And in our souls take up Your rest; Come with Your grace and heavenly aid, To fill the hearts which you have made.
O Comforter, to you do we cry, O heavenly Gift of God Most High; O Fount of life and Fire of love, And sweet Anointing from above!
Now to the Father and the Son, Who rose from death, be glory given, With you, O Holy Spirit, Henceforth by all in earth and heaven. Amen.