Happy and Blessed Pentecost!

Pentecost by Jean Restout - Public domain

+JMJ+ I hope you’ve had a happy and blessed Pentecost Sunday. I don’t know if you’ve subscribed to Brant Pitre’s series of video lessons, Mass Readings Explained, but if you haven’t, here’s a link to the free section of this year’s Pentecost episode. Pitre is right up there with Scott Hahn, I enjoy reading and watching and listening to both of them.

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Pentecost: The Holy Spirit, the real and the counterfeit

The Real Holy Spirit

+JMJ+ Welcome to part 22 of our weekly series on the soul. Pentecost is coming up this Sunday. There are some fine articles about it on the web, I’ll link to a few at the end of this post. They’re are worth reading. We need Pentecost because we need the Holy Spirit, alive and burning within our hearts and souls. How can we take part in and hope to win the spiritual combat raging all around us without the Living Flame of His Love in us, strengthening us, guiding us? 

Below is a video of Scott Hahn and Rob Corzine discussing the connection between the Ascension of Our Lord, which we celebrated last week, and Pentecost, which we’ll be celebrating this coming Sunday.

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Prayer cards are wonderful things

New Testament, pocket edition, Confraternity of Christian DoctrineA friend gave me a very compact edition of the New Testament and I enjoy taking it with me to Mass to read before the Blessed Sacrament. And of course I have some of my favorite prayer cards tucked away between its pages. Which prayers? I’m glad you asked! They are Cardinal Manning’s Prayer for Light, the beautiful Anima Christi, St. Faustina’s Prayer for Priests, and the Regina Coeli. Text of prayers follows below. PS: For some truly beautiful Catholic cards and more with a traditional look, see TradeMark Catholic Stationery. Continue reading “Prayer cards are wonderful things”