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The Catholic Defender: HOLY GHOST NOVENA – DAY 1


Come Holy Ghost, and send forth from heaven the ray of Thy light.

Veni, Sancte Spíritus Et emítte cœlitus Lucis tuæ rádium.

Prayer

Almighty and eternal God, Who hast vouchsafed to regenerate us by water and the Holy Ghost, and hast given us forgiveness of all sins, vouchsafe to send forth from heaven upon us Thy sevenfold Spirit, the Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding, the Spirit of Counsel and Fortitude, the Spirit of Knowledge and Piety, and fill us with the Spirit of Holy Fear. Amen.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be (seven times)

Act of Consecration to the Holy Ghost

On my knees before the great multitude of heavenly witnesses, I offer myself, soul and body, to Thee, Eternal Spirit of God. I adore the brightness of Thy purity, the unerring keenness of Thy justice, and the might of Thy love. Thou art the Strength and Light of my soul. In Thee I live and move and am. I desire never to grieve Thee by unfaithfulness to grace, and I pray with all my heart to be kept from the smallest sin against Thee. Mercifully guard my every thought and grant that I may always watch for Thy light, and listen to Thy voice, and follow Thy gracious inspirations. I cling to Thee and give myself to Thee and ask Thee, by Thy 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 Thee, Adorable Spirit, Helper of my infirmity, so to keep me in Thy grace that I may never sin against Thee. Give me grace, O Holy Ghost, Spirit of the Father and the Son, to say to Thee always and everywhere, “Speak Lord, for Thy servant heareth.” Amen.

Prayer for the Seven Gifts of the Holy Ghost

O Lord Jesus Christ Who, before ascending into heaven, didst promise to send the Holy Ghost to finish Thy work in the souls of Thy Apostles and Disciples, deign to grant the same Holy Spirit to me that He may perfect in my soul the work of Thy grace and Thy 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 Thy 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 Thee 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;


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 with the sign of Thy true disciples and animate me in all things with Thy Spirit. Amen.

Come Holy Ghost, and send forth from heaven the ray of Thy light.

Veni, Sancte Spíritus Et emítte cœlitus Lucis tuæ rádium.

Prayer

Almighty and eternal God, Who hast vouchsafed to regenerate us by water and the Holy Ghost, and hast given us forgiveness of all sins, vouchsafe to send forth from heaven upon us Thy sevenfold Spirit, the Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding, the Spirit of Counsel and Fortitude, the Spirit of Knowledge and Piety, and fill us with the Spirit of Holy Fear. Amen.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be (seven times)


Prepare for

Novena to the Holy Spirit for the Seven Gifts



  1. Day Two: Saturday, 6th Week of Easter.

  2. Day Three: Sunday, 7th Week of Easter.

  3. Day Four: Monday, 7th Week of Easter.

  4. Day Five: Tuesday, 7th Week of Easter.

  5. Day Six: Wednesday, 7th Week of Easter.

  6. Day Seven: Thursday, 7th Week of Easter.




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