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.
“Our Blessed Lady is the means Our Lord made use of to come to us. She is also the means which we must make use of to go to Him.”5
— St. Louis de Montfort
Mary’s first role was one of a mother. It is through Our Lady with the Divine Child in her arms that the world came to know God in the person of Jesus. It was Mary who held Jesus’s hand as He learned to walk. She fed Him and loved Him, and He, in turn, loved His Mother. Thus, when we want to approach Jesus, it is a good practice to come with Our Blessed Mother. For when she presents something, however small, it is most warmly received, as the hands that present it are the pure hands that cared for Our Lord.
Likewise, in our story of “A Garden,” Daisy brings the fruits that were grown to the table, but it is Mother who arranged them on the table in just a way that they might be most pleasing to Father.
Goal: It is pleasing to God that we come to Him with Our Blessed Mother, and that through her pure hands, our fruits are given to Him.
OUR FATHER . . .
HAIL MARY . . .
GLORY BE . . .
AVE MARIS STELLA . . .