The gift of Counsel acts like a new breath in the conscience, suggesting to it what is licit, what is becoming, what is more fitting for the soul. Thus the conscience becomes like the “healthy eye” of which the Gospel speaks (Mt 6:21), an eye which acquires, as it were, a new pupil, by means of which it is able to see better what to do in a given situation, no matter how intricate and difficult. Aided by this gift, the Christian penetrates the true meaning of gospel values, in particular those expressed in the Sermon on the Mount (cf. Mt 5:7). (Pope John Paul II 1989)
Come O Holy Spirit, come by means of the powerful intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Your well beloved Spouse and fill us with the gift of Counsel. Amen
Come, Holy Spirit, Creator come,
From your bright heavenly throne!
Come, take possession of our souls,
And make them all your own.
You who are called the Paraclete,
Best gift of God above,
The living spring, the living fire,
Sweet unction, and true love!
You who are sevenfold in your grace,
Finger of God’s right hand,
His promise, teaching little ones
To speak and understand!
O guide our minds with your blessed light,
With love our hearts inflame,
And with your strength which never decays
Confirm our mortal frame.
Far from us drive our hellish foe
True peace unto us bring,
And through all perils guide us safe
Beneath your sacred wing.
Through you may we the Father know,
Through you the eternal Son
And you the Spirit of them both
Thrice-blessed three in one.
All glory to the Father be,
And to the risen Son;
The same to you, O Paraclete,
While endless ages run.
Message of Our Lady 25th April 2015
“Dear children! I am with you also today to lead you to salvation. Your soul is restless because your spirit is weak and tired from all worldly things. You, little children, pray to the Holy Spirit that He may transform you and fill you with His strength of faith and hope, so that you may be firm in this battle against evil. I am with you and intercede for you before my Son Jesus. Thank you for having responded to my call.
Act of Personal Consecration to the Holy Spirit by Fr. Ciarán McDonnell (R.I.P)
[Chaplain to English speaking pilgrims in Medjugorje, 2001-2002]
O Holy Spirit,
love that proceeds from the Father and the Son,
font of inexhaustible graces and life,
To You, I desire to consecrate my person, my past, my present, my future, my desires, my choices, my decisions, my thoughts, my affections,
all that I am, all those whom I encounter, whom I think of, whom I know, whom I love and all that with which my life makes contact.
From the power of your light, from the warmth of your presence, from your peace,
are all your blessings.
You are the Lord and giver of life, and without your strength, nothing is without fault.
O Spirit of eternal love, come into my heart, renew it and make it ever more like the heart of Mary, so that I can become now and always, temple and tabernacle of your Divine Presence.
PRAY 7 GLORY BE’S
We are offering this Novena to the Holy Spirit for the people of Ireland to open their hearts, minds and ears to hear His voice of Truth, that all life is Sacred from conception to natural death, as we approach the Referendum on Abortion on the 25th May.
The Irish Government wants to change our Constitution, which currently protects the life of the mother and the pre-born baby (babies) in her womb and wants to bring in un-restricted abortion up to 12 weeks, which could change to, up to full term, if they so legislate in the future.
Please join us, if you wish, in offering this Novena for a ‘NO’ vote on the 25th May, in Ireland, so that abortion will not come into our Country.