Novena to the Holy Ghost – Day 3

Third Day: Fruits of Long-Suffering and Mildness –

Hymn: – Veni Creator –

Let us prostrate ourselves before the majesty of the most Holy Trinity, and uniting our dispositions with those of our blessed Lady and the holy apostles in the upper room at Jerusalem, let us say one Our Father and one Hail Mary, to obtain, by the merits of Jesus ascended, the fruits of the Holy Ghost – peace and patience.

Our Father…      Hail Mary…

O blessed and happy apostles of Our Lord, who in the upper room did receive the Holy Spirit with such fulness that thou wert sweetly inebriated with divine love, we congratulate thee with the most humble and lively affection and contemplate thy graces with a holy envy. … Read the rest

Novena to the Holy Ghost – Day 2

Second Day: Fruits of Peace and Patience. –

Hymn: – Veni Creator –

Let us prostrate ourselves before the majesty of the most Holy Trinity, and uniting our dispositions with those of our blessed Lady and the holy apostles in the upper room at Jerusalem, let us say one Our Father and one Hail Mary, to obtain, by the merits of Jesus ascended, the fruits of the Holy Ghost – peace and patience.

Our Father…      Hail Mary…

O sweetest and most dear Mother Mary, behold us at thy feet, and having kissed them a thousand times with the lips of our hearts, we humbly implore of thee a favour more needful for us than all else in the world. … Read the rest

Novena to the Holy Ghost – Day 1

First Day: Fruits of Charity and Joy. –

Hymn: Veni, Creator Spiritus

 

Let us prostrate ourselves before the majesty of the most Holy Trinity, and uniting our dispositions with those of our blessed Lady and the holy apostles in the upper room at Jerusalem, let us say one Our Father and one Hail Mary, to obtain, by the merits of Jesus ascended, the fruits of the Holy Ghost – charity and joy.

Our Father…      Hail Mary…

O most holy Spirit, the Paraclete, we adore Thee with all humility; and with the most lively affections of our hearts, we beseech Thee to assist us in this Thy novena, that we may rightly prepare ourselves to receive Thy heavenly gifts. … Read the rest

Novena to the Holy Ghost

On the 9th of May 1897, Pope Leo XIII wrote the encyclical ‘Divinum Illud Mundum’ on the Holy Spirit.  In it he decreed the following

Wherefore, We decree and command that throughout the whole Catholic Church,this year and in every subsequent year, a Novena shall take place before Whit-Sunday, in all parish churches, and also, if the local Ordinaries think fit, in other churches and oratories.”

With this in mind I am going to put a Novena to the Holy Ghost on the blog over the next nine days leading up to Pentecost Sunday.  This Novena comes from Rev A.A.… Read the rest

Marriage Article 5

This article was first published in February 2014.  It looks at Dei Verbum in the light of St Paul’s sometimes difficult teachings on Marriage.  It is available to download as a pdf from the Marriage Articles page.

Marriage a gift from God – The Church’s Understanding through Scripture

Marriage in Scripture

Christ, in the Gospels, laid down the essential foundations for marriage without which marriages cannot validly take place. Marriage must be between one man and one woman, they must be open to life and freely co-operate with God in the gift of procreation which is the primary end of marriage.Read the rest

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