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Pentecost; The Continuing Gift of the Holy Spirit

Pentecost is not just an historical event. The Gift of the Holy Spirit is the ongoing life of the Church! With Evening Prayer today, the Easter Candle will be lit for the last time, except for the celebrations of the Mass of Resurrection (funerals).  This Easter season has perhaps been one of the most grace-filled Easters of my life, and I believe the reason is that God has kept me very busy with his work, and less and less focused on my own interests.  The interpretation of that statement is found in St. Paul’s Letter […]

Fire In The Church!

This vigil day of Pentecost began with a Mass in Pinebluff, Wyoming. If you have ever been on I80 on the East border of Wyoming, you cannot miss this 45 foot tall image of our Lady of Peace north of the interstate.  It is the project of a family, Ted and Marjorie Trefren, to express their devotion to the Blessed Mother.  Included at the shrine are other images of our Blessed Mother and an impressive set of Stations of the Cross.  We were scheduled to have an outdoor Mass at the site today, but the […]

Veni, Sancte Spiritus

Veni, Sancte Spiritus! This is the great prayer of the Church as we enter into this celebration of Pentecost. Over the past several days I have prayed a Novena to the Holy Spirit, and have been inspired numerous times in recalling the many ways the Holy Spirit is at work in the Church. Several Scripture passages are helpful in recalling the great work of the Holy Spirit which I would like to review with you. During his prayer at the Last Supper, Jesus asked the Father to give the Holy Spirit to his disciples, the […]

By Daniele Zedda • 18 February

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