Fishing with St. James

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Sunday, June 4, 2017

   For the Feast of Pentecost, I will share three prayers that inspire
me. The Pentecost Sequence “Veni Sancte Spiritus,” (the
unusual capitalization and punctuation are from a poetic translation
of the song). Come, Holy Spirit, And send out from heaven
Your radiant light. Come, father of the poor, Come, giver of
gifts, Come, light of our hearts. Best consoler, Sweet guest of
the soul, Sweetness of cool refreshment. Rest in labor, Relief in
heat, Consolation in weeping. O most blessed light, Fill the
center of the hearts Of your faithful. Without your divine power,
There is nothing in humans, Nothing is innocent. Wash what is
soiled, Water what is dry, Heal what is wounded. Bend what is
rigid, Warm what is chilled, Guide what is astray. Give to your
faithful, Who trust in you, The seven sacred gifts. Give the reward
of virtue, Give the goal of salvation, Give eternal joy.
Amen. Alleluia.

     From a prayer attributed to St. Augustine, “Breathe in me, O
Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy. Act in me, O Holy
Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy. Draw my heart, O Holy
Spirit, that I love but what is holy. Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit,
to defend all that is holy. Guard me, then, O Holy Spirit, that
I always may be holy. Amen.

     A prayer to the Holy Spirit: Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts
of your faithful. Enkindle in them the fire of your love. Send
forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And You shall renew
the face of the earth. O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit,
did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same
Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations,
Through Christ Our Lord, Amen.

In the same Spirit, I AM Joseph your brother!
Fr. Joe Hannappel 

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