Pentecost celebrates the birthday of the Catholic Church. It is the day that the Holy Spirit descended on the apostles who were scared and locked in a room waiting for something, someone to come and move them forward to fulfill Jesus’
Today is the last day of the novena and we pray for the Fruits of the Holy Spirit. In other words, that the gifts be made manifest in us.
Wisdom is the most perfect of all the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Pray for an increase.
Counsel gives us prudence in difficult situations. If you live in this world, surely you will pray for this gift.
Today we pray for the gift of understanding.
Knowledge helps to inform our conscience and discern God’s will. Pray that you grow in knowledge.
Fortitude, the strength to do all that we are asked. Day 4 prayers.
Let us grow in love of our Father. Day 3 prayers.
Fear of the Lord reminds us that God is God and we are not. Day 2 prayers.
The novena in preparation of Pentecost is the first and therefore the oldest novena in the Church. It begins the day after the Ascension, which is 40 days after Easter. It commemorates Mary and the apostles waiting in the upper