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.
In the story of “A Garden,” we see that Mother is not able to help Daisy with her hands. In the story we are told Mother’s hands are not very strong. Mother is able to stay close and guide Daisy, but Daisy is the one who must use her hands to do the work. So it is with Our Blessed Mother. She can guide us, but we are the ones God calls to work in the vineyard. Our Blessed Mother, like us, lived on earth and toiled with the difficulties of life. From Heaven, she can guide us, but the work is to be done by those still of this earth—the laborers. We are told that “[t]he harvest is abundant but the laborers are few” (Lk 10:2). Many are called, such as when the king sent the servants to notify those invited to the banquet, but they refused to come (cf. Mt 22:3). We are told repeatedly in Scripture, “Whoever has ears ought to hear” (Mt 11:15, Rev 2:29; cf. Mk 4:9, Lk 8:8). So often we do not hear the call to the vineyard or even the call to the banquet. Our Lady is there to help us not to miss the call.
Goal: We are called to work in the vineyard, and Our Blessed Mother can help guide us in our work.
OUR FATHER . . .
HAIL MARY . . .
GLORY BE . . .
AVE MARIS STELLA . . .