Preparing for Pentecost: Pope Francis on the Holy Spirit

Pope Francis teaches us about the Holy Spirit in a General Audience at St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City, May 8, 2013.

 

The Holy Spirit teaches us to see with they eyes of Christ, to live life as Christ lived, to understand life as Christ understood it.

That is why the living water, who is the Holy Spirit, quenches our life, why he tells us that we are loved by God as children, that we can love God as his children and that by this grace we can live as children of God, like Jesus.

And we, do we listen to the Holy Spirit?

What does the Holy Spirit tell us?

He says: God loves you. He tells us this. God loves you. God likes you. Do we truly love God and others as Jesus does? Let us allow ourselves to be guided by the Holy Spirit. Let us allow him to speak to our hearts and say this to us: God is love; God is waiting for us; God is Father; He loves us as a true father loves; He loves us truly and only the Holy Spirit can tell us this in our hearts.

Let us hear the Holy Spirit. Let us listen to the Holy Spirit and may we move forward on this path of love, mercy, and forgiveness.

 


 

Pentecost is on Sunday, June 4. Many Catholics around the world say a nine-day prayer, called a novena, to the Holy Spirit as a way to prepare for the Solemnity of Pentecost.
As a parish, the Church of Saint Mary is going to pray for the nine days from May 26 to June 3.
The daily prayers will be emailed out to parishioners who click on the “Sign Up Now” button below. Be sure to check the¬†Novena¬†box (and any other lists you’d like).
It takes about five minutes each day.

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