Sunday, May 19, 2013


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Happy Birthday to the Catholic Church!

Come Holy Spirit, come! Fill us with all Your marvelous gifts. Let us cherish all of Your Divine Fruits!


On my knees before the great multitude of heavenly witnesses,
I offer myself, soul and body to You, Eternal Spirit of God.
I adore the brightness of Your purity,
the unerring keenness of Your justice,
and the might of Your love.
You are the Strength and Light of my soul.
In You I live and move and am.
I desire never to grieve You by unfaithfulness to grace
and I pray with all my heart to be kept from the smallest sin against You.
Mercifully guard my every thought and
grant that I may always watch for Your light,
and listen to Your voice,
and follow Your gracious inspirations.
I cling to You and give myself to You and ask You,
by Your compassion to watch over me in my weakness.
Holding the pierced Feet of Jesus and
looking at His Five Wounds,
and trusting in His Precious Blood and
adoring His opened Side and
stricken Heart, I implore You, Adorable Spirit, Helper of my infirmity,
to keep me in Your grace that I may never sin against You.
Give me grace, O Holy Spirit, Spirit of the Father and the Son
to say to You always and everywhere,
"Speak Lord for Your servant heareth."


O Lord Jesus Christ Who,
before ascending into heaven
did promise to send the Holy Spirit
to finish Your work in the souls of Your Apostles and Disciples,
deign to grant the same Holy Spirit to me that He may perfect in my soul,
the work of Your grace and Your love.
Grant me the Spirit of Wisdom that I may despise the perishable things of this world
and aspire only after the things that are eternal,
the Spirit of Understanding to enlighten my mind
with the light of Your divine truth,
the Spirit of Counsel that I may ever choose the surest way of pleasing God
and gaining heaven,
the Spirit of Fortitude that I may bear my cross with You
and that I may overcome with courage all the obstacles that oppose my salvation,
the Spirit of Knowledge that I may know God and know myself
and grow perfect in the science of the Saints,
the Spirit of Piety that I may find the service of God sweet and amiable,
and the Spirit of Fear that I may be filled with a loving reverence towards God
and may dread in any way to displease Him.
Mark me, dear Lord, with the sign of Your true disciples
and animate me in all things with Your Spirit.

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Ed Sousa, Sr. said...

Happy Pentecost Esther.
Come Holy Spirit, Come and fill our hearts with your love.

Esther Gefroh said...

Mahalo Ed!