Come, Holy Spirit
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Thy faithful and enkindle in them the fire of Thy love.
V. Send forth Thy Spirit, and they shall be created;
R. And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth. LET US PRAY.
O God, who didst teach the hearts of Thy faithful people by sending them the light of Thy Holy Spirit, grant us
by the same Spirit to have right judgement in all things, and evermore to rejoice in His holy comfort. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen
O Holy Spirit, sweet Guest of my soul, abide in me and grant that I may ever abide in Thee.
St. Louis de Montfort stated in his book True Devotion to Mary that “no one can find Mary who does not seek her; and no one can seek her who does not know her.”4 Our Blessed Mother Mary conceived Jesus through the Holy Spirit, one of the Three Persons of the Holy Trinity. In this way, Mary’s Spouse is the Holy Spirit, Who is divine. She herself is not divine. Yet she is the only fully mortal person who was conceived without sin. Her soul is therefore a most fertile soul. Not only was she pure and without sin at her conception; she remained pure throughout her life. Through the Holy Spirit, she conceived and then bore a Son, Jesus, Who is the Second Person of the Trinity. The First Person of the Trinity is God the Father. So, there is a very special relationship between Mary and God in His Three Persons.
It is within her virginal womb that she carried Jesus. Her womb, in many ways, is like a mold, a mold of holiness. Those who have worked with clay will know how to make a perfect form. One can take away bits and pieces and try to push and pull parts of the clay to reach the desired final shape. Or one can use the more reliable way and also the quickest way to reach the form that is desired, and that is to use a mold. When the clay is placed in the mold, it is surrounded by the final shape that is sought, and when the mold is removed, the perfect shape remains. In a similar manner, Our Lady can help to mold us in holiness in a gentle and quick way, but we must ask her to help us.
Goal: Our Blessed Mother Mary in her purity can help to mold us in holiness.
OUR FATHER . . .
HAIL MARY . . .
GLORY BE . . .
AVE MARIS STELLA . . .