The annual Novena to the Holy Spirit begins this coming Friday, May 26th and continues through to the day before Pentecost, June 3rd. In this Novena, we ask the Holy Spirit to grace us with seven gifts. Each one of theses gifts happen to be virtues as well:
- Awe (also known as Reverence) – We ask for a sovereign respect for God, as well as a filial submission to the Father.
- Piety – We ask for love and respect for those consecrated to God; including priests and religious, the Blessed Mother, the Saints, the Church, our parents, and our country and its rulers.
- Fortitude – We ask for the strengthening of our souls against natural fear. Continue reading