Dear Family of Mary

The Coming of the Holy Spirit

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Come, Holy Spirit!!!

May 18, 2013
Dear Family of Mary!
On this last day of the Novena to the Holy Spirit let's consider two early messages, given by Our Lady to the visionaries in the little side chapel of St. James Church. The first message:
"The important thing is to pray to the Holy Spirit, so that He may descend on you. When one has Him, one has everything. People make a mistake when they turn only to the saints to request something." (Friday, October 21, 1983)
Clearly, Our Lady was guiding the young people and the parish to call down the Holy Spirit upon them. She couldn't make it any clearer. When one has the Holy Spirit, one has everything!!
Our Lady had firsthand proof of this statement. On the day of the Annunciation, the Holy Spirit descended upon her when she said "yes" to the plan of God:
And the angel said to her, 'The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God.'  (Luke 1:35)
And from that moment on, she had everything! She had Jesus, alive inside her! Truly, Jesus is everything!
And the second message:
"Begin by calling on the Holy Spirit each day. The most important thing is to pray to the Holy Spirit. When the Holy Spirit descends on earth, then everything becomes clear and everything is transformed." (Advent 1983)
Our Lady knows the powerful effects of the Holy Spirit. She experienced it with the Apostles on that day of Pentecost:
When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributed and resting on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance."  (Acts 2: 1-4)
The Apostles had been frightened, defeated men after the Passion and Death of Jesus. And though Jesus had been with them for 40 days of Resurrected Glory, they still were hiding in the upper room after He ascended. It was not until the Holy Spirit came down upon them that they had the courage to witness to Jesus publicly. The Holy Spirit made everything clear for them and transformed them into the foundation of the Church! Wow!
So, we will enter the Feast of Pentecost tomorrow with great expectations! Mother Mary is with us to help us pray to the Holy Spirit and call Him down upon us.
Together let us pray:
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Thy faithful and enkindle in them the fire of Thy love.
V. Send forth Thy Spirit and they shall be created.
R. And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.
Let us pray.  
O God, Who didst instruct the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, grant us in the same Spirit to be truly wise, and ever to rejoice in His consolation. Through Christ our Lord.

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2013

1 comment:

Ed Sousa, Sr. said...

Pope Francis is clear in his teaching and his leadership, he is calling every believer to ask for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit, in our individual lives and families and in the whole Church. Do we need a New pentecost? Yes we do!