“In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.” Fewer people may know much about the third person of the Holy Trinity. It is a gift from God promised by Jesus to His disciples and passed down to them under the form of tongues of fire during Pentecost: it is the Spirit of our baptism. “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him because it neither sees nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.” (John 14: 16-17). There are many beautiful prayers to the Holy Spirit: The Litany to the Holy Spirit, the Chaplet of the Holy Spirit and His Seven Gifts, Alphonsus Liguori’s novena to the Holy Spirit, Veni Creator, Veni Sancte Spiritus, etc. Let us allow the flame of the Holy Spirit to consume us and invite in its great gifts and many graces!
Paraclete, Spirit of Truth, comforter, Spirit of God, Spirit of Life. The Holy Spirit has a great many names in the Bible. It is pictured as a dove, a fire, or a breath. Discover this mysterious and intimate person of the Trinity through the communities on Hozana: “Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst?” (1 Corinthians 3: 16).
We can benefit from the spiritual gifts of the Holy Spirit when we allow It to inhabit us. St. Thomas Aquinas listed 7 of these gifts: wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord. But, more than just granting these gifts, the Spirit of the Lord can place charisms in us, allowing us to answer fully to our vocation as children of God.
Discover the many novenas and prayer retreats on Hozana to help you discover how the Holy Spirit can change your life by granting you Its many gifts.
Christians especially celebrate the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost. On this day, we commemorate an outpouring of the Spirit, which fulfilled the Apostles as they met at the Cenacle after the Ascension of Jesus Christ. After being descended upon by the Spirit, the disciples of Christ went on on their mission to spread the Good News. It is customary to prepare for this day with a novena to the Holy Spirit. This can also be an opportunity to consecrate ourselves to the Holy Spirit and ask the Lord for a new Pentecost to be sent to the world.