The Descent Of The Holy Spirit
Solemnity of Pentecost
Presence of God – Come, Holy Spirit, fill my coronary heart and enkindle in it the fireplace of Your Love.
Pentecost is the plenitude of God’s present to males. On Christmas Day, God offers us His only-begotten Son, Christ Jesus, the Mediator, the Bridge connecting humanity and divinity. Throughout Holy Week, Jesus, by His Ardour, offers Himself completely for us, even to dying on the Cross. He bathes us, purifying and sanctifying us in His Blood. At Easter, Christ rises, and His Resurrection, in addition to His Ascension, is the pledge of our personal glorification. He goes earlier than us to His Father’s home to organize a spot for us, for in Him and with Him, now we have turn into part of the divine Household; now we have turn into youngsters of God, destined for everlasting beatitude. However the present of God to males doesn’t finish there; having ascended into heaven, Jesus, in union with the Father, sends us His Spirit, the Holy Spirit. The Father and the Holy Spirit cherished us to the purpose of giving us the Phrase within the Incarnation; the Father and the Phrase so cherished us as to provide us the Holy Spirit. Thus the three Individuals of the Trinity give Themselves to man, stooping to this poor nothing to redeem him from sin, to sanctify him, and to deliver him into Their very own intimacy. Such is the extreme charity with which God has cherished us; and the divine present to our souls reaches its culminating level within the present of the Holy Spirit, who’s the Present par excellence: Altissimi Donum Dei, Present of the Most Excessive God. The Holy Spirit, the bond and pledge of the mutual love of the Father and the Son, He who accepts, seals, and crowns their reciprocal present, is given to our souls by way of the infinite deserves of Jesus, in order that He’ll be capable of full the work of our sanctification. By His descent upon the Apostles underneath the type of tongues of fireside, the Holy Spirit exhibits us how He, the Spirit of affection, is given to us as a way to remodel us by His charity, and having remodeled us, to guide us again to God.
“O Holy Spirit, substantial Love of the Father and the Son, uncreated Love dwelling within the souls of the simply, come down upon me like a brand new Pentecost and produce me an abundance of Your presents, of Your fruits, and of Your grace; unite Your self to me as probably the most candy Partner of my soul.
“I consecrate myself completely to You; invade me, take me, possess me wholly. Be the penetrating mild which illumines my mind, the light movement which attracts and directs my will, the supernatural power which provides power to my physique. Full in me Your work of sanctification and love. Make me pure, clear, easy, true, free, peaceable, light, calm, serene even in struggling, and burning with charity towards God and my neighbor.
“Accendat in nobis ignem sui amoris et flammam aeternae caritatis, kindle in me the fireplace of Your love and the flame of everlasting charity. Multiply in me these holy transports of affection which can deliver me quickly to remodeling union.
“Make not solely my will, however all my senses and colleges utterly submissive to Your divine will, in order that I shall now not be dominated by my satisfaction, however solely by Your divine impulse. Then every part in me will likely be moved by love, in love, in such a method that after I work, I shall work by way of love, and after I endure, I shall bear every part by way of love. Grant that the supernatural might turn into the ‘pure’ ambiance wherein my soul strikes.
“Make me docile and immediate to observe Your inspirations. Grant that I’ll by no means neglect even one, however might at all times be Your devoted little partner. Make me ever extra recollected, extra silent, and extra submissive to Your divine motion, extra alert to obtain Your delicate touches. Draw me into the inmost depths of my coronary heart the place You dwell, O candy, divine Visitor, and educate me to ‘watch regularly in prayer.’
“Come, O life-giving Spirit, to this poor world and renew the face of the earth; preside over new organizations and provides us Your peace, that peace which the world can’t give. Assist Your Church, give her holy monks and fervent apostles. Fill with holy inspirations the souls of the nice; give calm compunction to sinful souls, consoling refreshment to the struggling, power and assist to those that are tempted, and lightweight to these in darkness and within the shadow of dying” (Sr. Carmela of the Holy Spirit, O.C.D.).
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Artwork for this submit on the Solemnity of Pentecost: Merazhofen Pfarrkirche Josephsaltar Altarblatt Pfingstwunder, 1867, Fidelis Schabet, photographed by AndreasPraefcke, Might 2009, PD-Worldwide, Wikimedia Commons. Father Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen, mirror from open supply materials.