Archive for May 27th, 2012

From the letters of St. Paul of the Cross

27 May, 2012

The grace of the Holy Spirit be always in your spirit and in your heart. Amen. (87) 

The great master of prayer is the Holy Spirit. (99)

Don’t you remember what I have told you many times? Prayer is to be made in accord with the Holy Spirit? (102)

Always leave your soul free to follow the loving breezes of the Holy Spirit. (118)

May the Holy Spirit illumine and inspire our hearts. Amen. (1716)

The sovereign director of your soul is the Holy Spirit. (1847)

Be guided by the loving breath of the Holy Spirit. (1903)

Holy Spirit

27 May, 2012


Lord, Holy Spirit, you blow like the wind in a thousand paddocks. Inside and outside the fences, you blow where you wish to blow.

Lord, Holy Spirit, you are the sun who shines on the little plant. You warm him gently, you give him life, you raise him up to become a tree with many leaves.

Lord, Holy Spirit, you are the mother eagle with her young, holding them in peace under your feathers. On the highest mountain you built your nest, above the valley, above the storms of the world, where no hunter ever comes.

Lord, Holy Spirit, you are the bright cloud in whom we hide, in whom we know already that the battle has been won. You bring us to our Brother Jesus to rest our heads upon his shoulder.

Lord, Holy Spirit, in the love of friends you are building a new house, heaven is with us when you are with us. You are singing your song in the hearts of the poor.

Guide us, wound us, heal us. Bring us to God.

 James K. Baxter, (Aotearoa (New Zealand) Your Will Be Done (Christian Conference of Asia Youth 1984).

Passionist Province of the Holy Spirit

27 May, 2012

Today, Pentecost Sunday, is the feast of the Passionist Province of the Holy Spirit – Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.

“Dear brethren, we have now begun our Pentecost Vigil, after the example of the Apostles and disciples, who with Mary, the Mother of Jesus, persevered in prayer, awaiting the Spirit promised by the Lord; like them, let us, too, listen with quiet hearts to the Word of God. Let us meditate on how many great deeds God in times past did for his people and let us pray that the Holy Spirit, whom the Father send as the fist fruits for those who believe, may bring to perfection his work in the world.” [Vigil Mass, Pentecost Sunday, The Roman Missal.]