[A family prayer
for eight days after the Feast of Pentecost,
or the Octave
of Pentecost. Since Vatican II, the Church officially
celebrates only two octaves, the Easter Octave
and the Christmas
But these prayers
can still be prayed.]
Alleluia, the Spirit
of the Lord
has filled the whole world.
Come, let us adore Him, Alleluia.
Let us pray. O God,
on this day Thou didst teach the hearts of Thy faithful people
by the light of Thy Holy Spirit;
grant us by the same Spirit
judgment in all things
and ever to rejoice in His consolations.
Send forth Thy Spirit, and they shall be created;
and Thou shalt renew the face of the earth, Alleluia
of the Lord
has filled the whole world, Alleluia.
And He who embraces all things knows every spoken word, Alleluia.
The charity of God
is poured forth in our hearts by the Holy Spirit
who has been given to us, Alleluia.
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Come, virgins chaste; pure brides, draw near:
Let Earth exult and Heaven hear
The Hymn that grateful accents raise,
Our song of joy in Rita's praise.
By fast her sinless frame is weak;
Her livid flesh the scourges streak.
In pity for her Savior's woes,
Her days and even nights are closed. ... continue reading
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