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NOVENA TO
THE HOLY GHOST


Primary Intention:

Like the Apostles, we pray that the Holy Ghost will come into our lives and set the Church and faithful on fire with true Apostolic zeal.

Secondary Intention:

On Pentecost Sunday every year, we renew our consecration to Jesus through Mary as prescribed by Saint Louis Marie de Montfort. On this solemn occasion, we pray that we may be true to our consecration and live it ever more faithfully during the year to come. Every member of the Crusade should feel that he or she has a special obligation to make this novena.

After having stated the intentions given above and then having opened your heart to God the Holy Ghost, proceed with the prayer below:

PRAYER

O Holy Ghost,
O my God,
I adore Thee,
and acknowledge,
here in Thy Divine presence,
that I am nothing
and can do nothing without Thee.
Come, great Paraclete,
Thou father of the poor,
Thou comforter the best,
fulfil the promise of our blessed Saviour,
Who would not leave us orphans,
and come into the mind and the heart of Thy poor,
unworthy creature,
as Thou didst descend
on the sacred day of Pentecost
on the holy Mother of Jesus
and on His first disciples.
Grant that I may participate in those gifts
which Thou didst communicate to them so wonderfully,
and with so much mercy and generosity.
Take from my heart
whatever is not pleasing to Thee,
and make of it a worthy dwelling
place for Thyself.
Illumine my mind,
that I may see and understand the things
that are for my eternal good.
Inflame my heart with pure love of Thee,
that I may be cleansed from the dross
of all inordinate attachments,
and that my whole life
may be hidden with Jesus in God.
Strengthen my will,
that I may be made comformable to Thy Divine will,
and be guided by Thy holy inspirations.
Aid me by Thy grace
to practice the Divine lessons
of humility, poverty, obedience,
and contempt of the world,
which Jesus taught us in His mortal life.

Oh, rend the heavens,
and come down,
consoling Spirit!
that inspired and encouraged by Thee,
I may faithfully comply with the duties of my state,
carry my daily cross most patiently,
and endeavor to accomplish the Divine will
with the utmost perfection.
Spirit of love!
Spirit of purity!
Spirit of peace!
Sanctify my soul more and more,
and give me that heavenly peace
which the world cannot give.
Bless our Holy Father the Pope,
bless the Church,
bless our bishops,
our priests,
all Religious Orders,
and all the faithful,
that they may be filled with the Spirit of Christ
and labour earnestly
for the spread of His kingdom.

O Holy Ghost,
Thou Giver of every good and perfect gift,
grant me, I beseech Thee,
the intentions of this novena.
May Thy will be done in me and through me.
Mayest Thou be praised
and glorified forevermore!

Amen.



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