Our Lady of Refuge Parish

Our Lady of Refuge Parish
Orchard Lake, Michigan

Our Lady of Refuge Parish

Novena to the Holy Spirit for Pope Benedict XVI and his successor

Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth Your Spirit and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth. O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations, through Christ Our Lord, Amen. (To be said each day for nine with the accompanying invocations.)

Day 1 Charity Oh Holy Spirit, by Your power, Christ was raised from the dead to save us all. By Your grace, miracles are per- formed in Jesus name. By Your love, we are protected from evil. And so, we ask with humility and a beggar’s heart for Your gift of Charity within us. The great char- ity of all the host of Saints is only made possible by your power, Oh Divine Spirit. Increase in them, the virtue of charity that they may love as God loves with the selflessness of the Saints. Amen.

Day 2 Joy Oh Holy Spirit, by Your power, Christ was raised from the dead to save us all. By Your grace, miracles are per- formed in Jesus name. By Your love, we are protected from evil. And so, we ask with humility and a beggar’s heart for Your gift of Joy within us. All of the Saints are marked with an uncompromising Joy in times of trial, difficulty and pain. Give them, Oh Holy Spirit, the Joy that surpass- es all understanding that they may live as a witness to Your love and fidelity! Amen.

Day 3 Peace Oh Holy Spirit, by Your power, Christ was raised from the dead to save us all. By Your grace, miracles are per- Continued in next column Continued from previous column formed in Jesus name. By Your love, we are protected from evil. And so, we ask with humility and a beggar’s heart for Your gift of Peace within us. The Saints were tempted, attacked and accused by the devil who is the destroyer of peace. When they are accused by the devil, come to their aid as our Advocate and give us Peace that lasts through all trials! Amen.

Day 4 Patience Oh Holy Spirit, by Your power, Christ was raised from the dead to save us all. By Your grace, miracles are performed in Jesus name. By Your love, we are protected from evil. And so, we ask with humility and a beggar’s heart for Your gift of Patience within us. Oh Holy Spirit, you give lavishly to those who ask. Please give them the patience of the Saints who are now with you in heaven. Help them to endure everything with an eternal patience that is only possible with your help. Amen.

Day 5 Kindness Oh Holy Spirit, by Your power, Christ was raised from the dead to save us all. By Your grace, miracles are performed in Jesus name. By Your love, we are protected from evil. And so, we ask with humility and a beggar’s heart for Your gift of Kindness within us. Jesus approached sinners with immense kindness. Holy Paraclete, please treat them humble sinners with the same kindness and give them the ability to treat all others with that kindness as well. Amen.

Day 6 Faithfulness Oh Holy Spirit, by Your power, Christ was raised from the dead to save us all. By Your grace, miracles are per- formed in Jesus name. By Your love, we are protected from evil. And so, we ask with humility and a beggar’s heart for Your gift of Continued in next column Continued from previous column Faithfulness within us. You, oh Lord, are ever faithful. You are faithful until the end. Though they are weak and distracted, please give them the grace to be faithful to You as you are to us! Amen.

Day 7 Gentleness Oh Holy Spir- it, by Your power, Christ was raised from the dead to save us all. By Your grace, miracles are per- formed in Jesus name. By Your love, we are protected from evil. And so, we ask with humility and a beggar’s heart for Your gift of Gentleness within us. Despite the gravity of all our sins, oh Lord you treat them with Gentleness. Dear Holy Spirit, give them your power to treat all in their lives with the Gentleness of the Saints.

Day 8 Self-Control Oh Holy Spirit, by Your power, Christ was raised from the dead to save us all. By Your grace, miracles are per- formed in Jesus name. By Your love, we are protected from evil. And so, we ask with humility and a beggar’s heart for Your gift of Self- Control within us. Your Martyrs had the overwhelming self-control to go joyfully to a painful death without shrinking from the opportunity to join You in heaven. Give them this self-control to have command over our emotions and desires that they may serve You more fully. Amen.

Day 9 Goodness Oh Holy Spirit, by Your power, Christ was raised from the dead to save us all. By Your grace, miracles are performed in Jesus name. By Your love, we are protected from evil. And so, we ask with humility and a beggar’s heart for Goodness within us. We all want to be like your Saints in heaven. Holy Spirit, renew in them as well as in us by your power with your Goodness that we all may bring the Good News to the world. Amen.

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