“When they entered the city, they went to the upper room where they were staying, Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James son of Alphaeus, Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of James. All these devoted themselves with one accord to prayer, together with some women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers” (Acts 1:13 – 14).
She, who at the start of the Redemption gave us her Son, now by her most powerful intercession obtained for the newborn Church the prodigious Pentecostal outpouring of the Spirit of the Divine Redeemer who had already been given on the Cross. Pius XII, Mystici Corporis, 29 June 1943
“An invisible power seemed to plunge me wholly into fire…but oh! what fire! what sweetness!”
-Saint Thérèse of Lisieux
Reflect with gratitude upon the heavenly gifts, the sweetness of the Holy Spirit, and the consolations which the Lord has bestowed upon you.
the Son of God.”
God desires to fill us with the power of the Holy Spirit, just as He did Our Blessed Mother, Mary. He desires for us to bring Jesus Christ into the world, just as Mary did. What obstacles or fears are keeping you from giving your full “yes” to God?
He’s the least understood member of the Blessed Trinity and yet, from the moment of our baptism, the Holy Spirit is closer to us than our own breath and knows us better than we know ourselves. If the Creator Blest is this close, why is it so hard to move forward in our spiritual life?