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Pentecost: The Promise of the Holy Spirit

Click on image for a video meditation. Acts 11 As I (Peter)┬ábegan to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them as it had upon us at the beginning, and I remembered the word of the Lord, how He had said, … Continue reading

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Pentecost – the promise of the Holy Spirit

Click on image for a video meditation. Acts 11 As I (Peter)┬ábegan to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them as it had upon us at the beginning, and I remembered the word of the Lord, how He had said, … Continue reading

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Preparing for Pentecost: Day 9 (Saturday)

NINTH DAY (Saturday, Vigil of Pentecost) Thou, on those who evermore Thee confess and Thee Adore, in Thy sevenfold gift, Descend; Give Them Comfort when they die; Give them Life with Thee on high; Give them joys which never end. … Continue reading

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Preparing for Pentecost: Day 8 (Friday)

EIGHTH DAY (Friday, 7th Week of Easter) Bend the stubborn heart and will, melt the frozen warm the chill. Guide the steps that go astray! The Gift of Wisdom Embodying all the other gifts, as charity embraces all the other … Continue reading

Preparing for Pentecost: Day 7 (Thursday)

SEVENTH DAY (Thursday, 7th Week of Easter) Heal our wounds–our strength renew; On our dryness pour Thy dew, Wash the stains of guilt away. The Gift of Counsel The gift of Counsel endows the soul with supernatural prudence, enabling it … Continue reading

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Preparing for Pentecost: Day 6 (Wednesday)

SIXTH DAY (Wednesday, 7th Week of Easter) If Thou take Thy grace away, nothing pure in man will stay, All his good is turn’d to ill. The Gift of Understanding Understanding, as a gift of the Holy Spirit, helps us … Continue reading

Preparing for Pentecost: Day 5 (Tuesday)

FIFTH DAY (Tuesday, 7th Week of Easter) Light immortal! Light Divine! Visit Thou these hearts of Thine, And our inmost being fill! The Gift of Knowledge The gift of Knowledge enables the soul to evaluate created things at their true … Continue reading

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Preparing for Pentecost: Day 4 (Monday)

FOURTH DAY (Monday, 7th Week of Easter) Thou in toil art comfort sweet, Pleasant coolness in the heat, solace in the midst of woe. The Gift of Fortitude The Gift of Fortitude. By the gift of Fortitude the soul is … Continue reading

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Preparing for Pentecost – Day 3, Ascension Sunday

THIRD DAY (7th Sunday of Easter) Thou, of all consolers best, Visiting the troubled breast, Dost refreshing peace bestow. The Gift of Piety The gift of Piety begets in our hearts a filial affection for God as our most loving … Continue reading

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Preparing for Pentecost – Day 2 – Saturday

SECOND DAY (Saturday, 6th Week of Easter) Come. Father of the poor. Come, treasures which endure; Come, Light of all that live! The Gift of Fear The gift of Fear fills us with a sovereign respect for God, and makes … Continue reading

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M Crooks, Doctorate Pastoral Ministry: 2009-2018