The present is the only chance to build our family as a domestic church. 

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Thy faithful.

Novena to the Holy Spirit for a New Pentecost

Novena, which comes from the Latin word novem (nine), is a prayer for nine consecutive days. The novena to the Holy Spirit is the oldest of all novenas that began when Jesus Himself directed His apostles to go back to Jerusalem to wait for the coming of the Holy Spirit on the first Pentecost.

 

We need the power of the Holy Spirit to be faithful to our call to build our family as a domestic church as in a new Pentecost. This Novena to the Holy Spirit is presented specifically to enter into that prayer for a new Pentecost.  We implore God for this grace for ourselves, our family, and for the Church.

 

The Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary, which is a meditation on Jesus’ Holy Spirit-empowered public ministry, will be our guide.

 

How to use this novena

 

Prayerfully read the prescribed daily Scripture, reflection, and prayer, followed by praying one “Our Father,” one “Hail Mary,” one “Glory Be”, and conclude with the Prayer to the Holy Spirit:

 

“Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful and kindle in them the fire of Your love.  Send forth Your Spirit and they shall be created and You shall renew the face of the earth. Amen.”

Our Father . . .

Hail Mary . . .

Glory Be . . .

Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful and kindle in them the fire of Your love.  Send forth Your Spirit and they shall be created and You shall renew the face of the earth.   Amen.

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