Friday, May 2, 2008

Novena of the Seven Gifts

Here is a novena that I HIGHLY encourage you to pray. I am a little late in posting this. But, I am sure that God will allow you to make up a day.

Novena of the Seven Gifts

Here's what Fr. Euteneuer has to say:

Have you ever wondered when the first Novena was prayed? Look no farther than chapters 1 and 2 of the Acts of the Apostles to see that the disciples were gathered together in the Upper Room on the Day of Pentecost with Mary waiting and praying for the coming of the Holy Spirit, the promised Gift of the Lord. They had been there since Ascension Thursday praying the Church's very first novena! Despite the modern anomaly of moving Ascension to a Sunday, the Church repeats that original novena every year in preparation for the coming of the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, the Sanctifier.

Let us make the nine days between Ascension Thursday and Pentecost Sunday an extremely fruitful time of prayer.

Descent of the Holy Spirit, Pentecost

By the way, you ought to try setting up this picture as your Desktop Background. My personal setting preference is "stretched." How about you?


Marie said...

Thankyou John Michael. Yes indeed Novena's are good for the soul. Also LOVE that pic:).

Peace to you:)


John Michael said...

Thanks, I would give credit to the painter if I knew who it was.