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Come Holy Spirit

The nine days between Ascension and Pentecost are, for many religious communities, a special time for contemplation on the Holy Spirit. Sister Mary Winifred here offers a devotional guide to nine days of structured prayer, meditations, scripture readings, and questions for self-reflection. These devotions may be used at any time, as one senses the need for the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit: wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, godliness, and fear of the Lord, as well as love of heavenly things and the conscious indwelling of the Spirit. Those who grow in these gifts may then manifest the "fruits" of the Spirit mentioned in St. Paul's letter to the Galatians: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. A delightful, simple guide that draws on ancient prayers, hymns and traditions. Each meditation is accompanied by an image from nature, drawn by Sister Harriet, CA. Preface by Diogenes Allen.