Our Lady at Pentecost ~ Prayer Personified

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).

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Come into my heart

June 9
“Holy Spirit, come into my heart. Bring new life to the ancient prayers I learned as a child, and inspire me to voice my innermost thoughts to the God who knows them all. Amen.”
-Johnnette Benkovic Williams
Today’s Reflection:
Ponder how God responds to your desire for deeper intimacy with Him. Receive every spiritual blessing in the heavens this day.

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Be filled with the Spirit

June 8
“Be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord; always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to [n]God, even the Father…”
-Ephesians 5:18-20
Today’s Reflection:
How can we make each day of our lives a symphony of prayer, a melody of love which rises to the throne of the God the Father in praise and worship?

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The Holy Spirit and Mary: Lessons for Pentecost

by Kathleen Beckman

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

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The fruit of the Spirit

June 7
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control…”
-Galatians 5:22
Today’s Reflection:
God desires to shower us in the fruit of the Holy Spirit. As we approach Pentecost, what are you doing to prepare yourself to receive this
awesome grace anew?

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The sweetness of the Holy Spirit

June 6

“An invisible power seemed to plunge me wholly into fire…but oh! what fire! what sweetness!”

-Saint Thérèse of Lisieux

 

Today’s Reflection:

Reflect with gratitude upon the heavenly gifts, the sweetness of the Holy Spirit, and the consolations which the Lord has bestowed upon you.

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Aid humanity

June 5
“The hour is coming, in fact has come, when the vocation of women is being acknowledged in its fullness, the hour in which women acquire in the world an influence, an effect, and a power never hitherto achieved. That is why, at this moment when the human race is undergoing so deep a transformation, women imbued with a spirit of the Gospel can do so much to aid humanity in not falling.”
-Closing Message, To Women,
Second Vatican Council
Today’s Reflection:
What characteristic will help woman aid humanity in not falling?

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The Power of the Most High

June 4“The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy,
the Son of God.”

-Luke 1;35

 

Today’s Reflection:

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?

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O Holy Spirit

June 3
Prayer to the Holy Spirit
O Holy Sprit, Soul of my soul I adore Thee.
Enlighten, guide, strengthen and console me.
Tell me what I ought to do, then command me to do it.
I promise to be submissive to all that Thou asks of me,
and to accept all that Thou permittest to happen to me,
only show me what is Thy will. Amen.
-Joseph Cardinal Mercier 
Today’s Reflection:
Why is being submissive to the guidance and power of the Holy Spirit so important?

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