Posts tagged Pentecost

Pentecost Novena: Day 3 (28 May)

Seventh 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 a?ection for God as our most loving Father. It inspires us to love and respect for His sake persons and things consecrated to Him, […]

Pentecost Novena: Day 2 (27 May)

Saturday of the Sixth 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 us dread nothing so much as to offend Him by sin. It is a fear […]

Pentecost Novena: Day 1 (26 May)

Friday of the Sixth Week of Easter Holy Spirit! Lord of Light! From Your clear celestial height, Your pure beaming radiance give! The Holy Spirit Only one thing is important — eternal salvation. Only one thing, therefore, is to be feared — sin. Sin is the result of ignorance, weakness, and indifference. The Holy Spirit […]

Heart and Soul 3: Living in the Spirit.

I began reports on Jo Gilbert’s workshop on Christian Community with her explanation of Koinonia. She had talked about how communion is rooted in the life of the Trinity and is our deepest vocation, as individuals and for the Church. She went on to look at how this communion, this koinonia comes out of experience […]

Images of the Spirit 1: Guided meditation for Children.

Last week, in the run up to Pentecost, I was struck by some of the images used in the readings from the Saints in the Office. I have turned some of them into guided meditations to use with children. Images can be useful as they can go beyond words. Sometimes, in the Spiritual life our […]

Story Time for Pentecost.

Again, this week we had a story in which the children use their imagination to think about a Bible story. This week they were in the Upper Room with Mary and the disciples: Close your eyes. The disciples had been up studying the scriptures all night. As dawn came they began praying together. Picture the […]