Monday, July 29, 2013

Let's Keep the Holy Spirit Blowing through Our Hearts and Families

This past week has seen breathtaking sites of young people on fire with love for Our Lord at World Youth Day.  Last night many of those young people and and Our Holy Father began their travels home.  This fire that has burned so brightly might if we let it begin to grow dim.  Let us consider this day starting a 9 day novena to the Holy Spirit.  May we blow on these hot cinders in our own hearts and truly set them ablaze.
World Youth Day 2013
A few members of the Children's Rosary will also be traveling 9 days from now to New Jersey USA to participate in the Catholic Marketing (CMN) Trade Show.  By the grace of God the Children's Rosary has an opportunity to have a booth at this Conference.  Catholic Publishers, bookstore owners and many other individuals and organizations will be there.  Through many wonderful blessings the Children's Rosary will be present and it is our hope and prayer that whatever the Lord has planned for this conference will be realized.  May we humbly ask all of you to help these efforts with your prayers.  Please consider saying this 9 day novena to the Holy Spirit that the Spirit might blow through each of us, our family, our parish and the world.  It is a powerful thing to unite prayer from across the globe and that is what we hope to do here.
Thank you all and know that you are all in our prayers!
Novena to the Holy Spirit
Dearest Holy Spirit, confiding in Your deep, personal love for me, I am making this novena for the following request, if it be Your Holy Will to grant it:(mention your request*). 
Teach me, Divine Spirit, to know and seek my last end; grant me the holy fear of God; grant me true contrition and patience. Do not let me fall into sin. Give me an increase of faith, hope and charity, and bring forth in my soul all the virtues proper to my state in life.
Make me a faithful disciple of Jesus and an obedient child of the Church. Give me efficacious grace sufficient to keep the Commandments and to receive the Sacraments worthily. 
Give me the four Cardinal Virtues, Your Seven Gifts, Your Twelve Fruits.
Raise me to perfection in the state of life to which You have called me and lead me through a happy death to everlasting life.
I ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen. 
(novena obtained from EWTN website)
*May the Holy Spirit blow through our hearts, families, parish and the Children's Rosary and in a special way the CMN Trade Show where the Children's Rosary will be attending from August 7-9th. May Our Lord's Plans continue to unfold all for the glory of God. Amen

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