Archive for June, 2014

Heal our wounds – our strength renews; On our dryness pour Your dew, Wash the stains of guilt away.

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Pentecost Novena to the Holy Spirit for the Seven Gifts: Day 7, adapted from EWTN For Reflection on the Gift of Counsel: The gift of Counsel endows the soul with supernatural prudence, enabling it to judge promptly and rightly what must be done, especially in difficult circumstances. Counsel applies the principles furnished by Knowledge and […] [Read more]

If You take Your grace away, nothing pure in man will stay, All his good will turn to ill.

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Pentecost Novena to the Holy Spirit for the Seven Gifts: Day 6, adapted from EWTN For Reflection on the Gift of Understanding: Understanding, as a gift of the Holy Spirit, helps us to grasp the meaning of the truths of our holy religion. By faith we know them, but by understanding we learn to appreciate […] [Read more]

Light immortal! Light Divine! Visit our hearts, and fill our inmost being!

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Pentecost Novena to the Holy Spirit for the Seven Gifts: Day 5, adapted from EWTN For Reflection on the Gift of Knowledge: The gift of Knowledge enables the soul to evaluate created things at their true worth – in their relation to God. Knowledge unmasks the pretense of creatures, reveals their emptiness, and points out their […] [Read more]

Thou in toil are comfort sweet, Pleasant coolness in the heat, solace in the midst of woe.

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Pentecost Novena to the Holy Spirit for the Seven Gifts: Day 4, adapted from EWTN For Reflection on the Gift of Fortitude: By the gift of Fortitude the soul is strengthened against natural fear, and supported to the end in the performance of duty.  Fortitude imparts to the will an impulse and energy which moves […] [Read more]

Spirit of Consolation, Visiting the troubled heart, bestow restful peace, refreshing peace bestow.

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

Pentecost Novena to the Holy Spirit for the Seven Gifts: Day 3, adapted from EWTN For Reflection on the Gift of Piety: The gift of Piety begets in our hearts a filial affection for God as our most loving Father. It inspires us to love and respect for His sake persons and things consecrated to […] [Read more]