Be encouraged to invite the Holy Spirit into your life. To come and transform you in a new and grace-filled way! Receive inspiring thoughts from some of the saints of the Church!
Every day of this novena, you will receive inspiring thoughts and prayers from some of the saints of the Church who fell in love with the Holy Spirit, and had their lives renewed by its encounter.
I want to cry out, 'Be open and docile to the gifts of The Holy Spirit', accept with gratitude and obedience the charisms which the Spirit never ceases to bestow." - Pope John Paul II
If you want the Holy Spirit, you have to declare the Lordship of Jesus. Love is precisely what the Holy Spirit is. Do you want life? Do you want meaning, purpose, the satisfaction of your deepest longing? Then be close to Jesus as He breathes out love. You will have what your heart is searching for.
Praying a novena to the Holy Spirit is an important devotion in preparation for Pentecost. Indeed, Mary, the apostles, and the disciples spent nine days between our Lord's Ascension into heaven and the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost in “constant prayer” (Acts 1:12-14). Some see this as the model not only for the novena to the Holy Spirit but for all other novenas as well.
If you would like to join us in this adventure, here is what we would like to share with you each day of this novena:
- An inspiring thought or teaching from people such as Saint John Paul 2, Fr Raniero Cantalamessa and Bishop Robert Barron.
- The Chaplet of the Holy Spirit: Be ready to learn and become transformed
- The prayer of the novena
This chaplet to the Holy Spirit originated with Pope Leo XIII. In 1895 he exhorted all Catholics to devoutly make this Holy Spirit Novena, suggesting a special formula of prayer: “Send forth your Spirit and renew the world.” With this in mind, in 1896 Blessed Elena Guerra, “the Holy Spirit Apostle of modern times”, composed these invocations to ask the Holy Spirit for the grace of a New Pentecost, which renews the face of the earth.
The Holy Spirit House, located in the diocese of Fréjus-Toulon, France, supports this prayer community. If you would like more information concerning this fraternity, find us on our website: Holy Spirit House
Prayer from the novena
Prayer to the Holy Spirit
Holy Spirit, third Person of the Blessed Trinity, Spirit of truth, love and holiness, proceeding from the Father and the Son, and equal to Them in all things, I adore You and love You with all my heart. Dearest Holy Spirit, confiding in your deep, personal love for me, I am making this novena for the following request, if it should be Your holy Will to grant it: (mention your request). Teach me, Divine Spirit, to know and seek my last end; grant me the holy fear of God; grant me true contrition and patience. Do not let me fall into sin. Give me an increase of faith, hope, and charity, and bring forth in my soul all the virtues proper to my state of life. Make me a faithful disciple of Jesus and an obedient child of the Church. Give me efficacious grace sufficient to keep the commandments and to receive the sacraments worthily. Give me the four Cardinal Virtues, Your Seven Gifts, Your Twelve Fruits. Raise me to perfection in the state of life to which You have called me and lead me through a happy death to everlasting life. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
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