The Pentecost Novena Starts on Friday, May 15

The Pentecost Novena is the first of all novenas, nine days of prayer. After Jesus' Ascension into heaven, He commanded His disciples to come together in the upper room to devote themselves to constant prayer (Acts 1:14). They prayed for nine days before receiving the Holy Spirit on Pentecost.

On May 4, 1897, Pope Leo XIII proclaimed: "We decree and command that throughout the whole Catholic Church, this year and in every subsequent year, a novena shall take place before Whit-Sunday (Pentecost), in all parish churches." It has been reported that Pope Leo XIII was inspired to mandate the Pentecost novena because of a letter from a housewife in Italy. Pope John Paul II has reiterated Pope Leo XIII's command for a worldwide Pentecost novena, although the novena can be prayed at any time — not only before Pentecost.

Try to go to Mass daily throughout the novena. Go to Confession during the novena. Make visits to church to adore the eucharistic Jesus throughout the

Novena to the Holy Spirit    http://www.sfspirit.com/files/Download/NOVENA_TO_THE_HOLY_SPIRIT[1].pdf

The Nine Day Novena to the Holy Spirit On Video. Can be said anytime.

~Day 1 to Day 9~

1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSRTXTybsIc&feature=related

2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqCRzNwRbcY
3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQvsX5wcATU&feature=related
4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nF0ylQ0CUKE&feature=related
5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfNTfX1d4JY&feature=related
6. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zbv-Oe19O0s&feature=related
7. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dc74_-4krcs&feature=related
8. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8V7OYhsggn8&feature=related
9. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9tf0baOkqE&feature=related

1 comment:

Ed Sousa, Sr. said...

Prayer to the Holy Spirit
Cardinal Mercier

O Holy Spirit, beloved of my soul, I adore You.
Enlighten me, guide me, strengthen me, console me.
Tell me what I should do; give me Your orders.
I promise to submit myself to all that You desire of me and to accept all that You permit to happen to me.
Let me only know Your Will.