Month: November 2019

The Indwelling Of the Holy Spirit

This is the second time I am using a prayer to the Holy Spirit from Saint Augustine (shown in a painting by Philippe de Champaigne). A person who influenced Christianity in a profound way through is writing, miracles and deeds. This prayer survived almost 1600 years and continues to be read by Christians all over […]

Saint Pio’s Blessing

Padre Pio from in Pietrelcina, southern Italy, also known as Saint Pio of Pietrelcina. He died in 1968 when I was six. Padre Pio became famous for presenting stigmata for most of his life, thereby generating much interest in the Catholic community. He was both beatified (1999) and canonized (2002) by Pope John Paul II. “Pray, hope, and don’t worry. Worry is useless. […]

Novena to Honor Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal

Hymn Immaculate Mary, your praises we sing.You reign now in splendor with Jesus our king.Ave, ave, ave, Maria!Ave, ave, Maria!In heaven the blessed your glory proclaim, On earth we your children invoke your sweet name.Ave, ave, ave, Maria!Ave, ave, Maria! Novena Prayer Leader: Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them […]

Sacred Trinity with Mary

Again, I am just a non-ordained ordinary member of the church, so the following observations are my own conclusions while researching the prayers for this book.  There is a common thread that runs through Christian writing. Sort of a common denominator of the best writers that I have access to. It goes something like this: […]

Beloved of my soul

Cardinal Mercier’s Prayer To The Holy Spirit Désiré-Félicien-François-Joseph Mercier (1851-1926) was a cardinal, a Thomist scholar (of Thomas Aquinas) and the Archbishop of Mechelen in Brussels. He staunchly resisted the German occupation during world war 1. Bringing food to the starving masses. He recommended that we should “quiet our imagination, close our eyes to everything visible and […]

Fill the Hearts Which Thou Hast Made

This is one of the most inspiring prayers to the Holy Spirit in this book. “Veni Creator Spiritus”  is a fantastic hymn written in the 9th century by Rabanus Maurus a Frankish Benedictine monk. Who later became the archbishop of Mainz (now in Germany). Usually sung in Gregorian chant, go here to listen to […]

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