When Pentecost day came round, they had all met together, when suddenly there came from heaven a sound as of a violent wind which filled the entire house in which they were sitting; and there appeared to them tongues as of fire; these separated and came to rest on the head of each of them. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak different languages as the Spirit gave them power to express themselves. Read More
Beloved Holy Spirit, You want us to live faithfulness – and this in a time when infidelity is almost becoming a way of life! You will have a lot of work to do, because many people no longer understand the meaning of fidelity, whether it is in the marital relationship or in promises made or even in religious vows! Often we have to learn anew what faithfulness means, reliability, consistency…Read More
What ornament, O Holy Spirit, is a humble soul; a soul in which Your fruit, dwells! In her, the disorderly desire is restrained and has come to rest. It does not think for herself constantly and is easily satisfied with everything. She does not want to be the centre of attention, but wants to take the place that You have intended for her! Therefore the precious gift of gratitude and also the fruit of humility is effective in her! Such a soul radiates contentment, makes no fuss about itself and is free from any presumption! But in terms of love this soul wants to be great, in the love for you and for people, and with a little faith she is not satisfied!Read More
Holy Spirit, it is said of You that You are a kind and human loving spirit, and that a fruit that You make grow in the human soul is kindness!
Kindness is a pleasant attitude of man, which easily wins over the other person and makes him feel loved and acknowledged! And if this kindness is without falsehood – which it is without doubt, if it matures in the soul as a fruit of Your work – then it is a sun in the life of man! It reflects the attitude with which God meets us, because God does not only want us to recognize him as our Father, but he also wants to be our trusted friend!Read More
Beloved Holy Spirit, one of the most wonderful gifts that You can make grow in us as fruit is joy! It is that joy which, like love, makes everything easier and overcomes the weight that life so often brings with it. A joy that is contagious, and gives a ray of light and some comfort to the other person, as long as they are not closed.Read More
Holy Spirit, in the beginning you hovered over the waters (cf. Gen 1,2) and brought order to the chaos. You also want to bring order to the chaos caused by sin, order in our inner and outer life. So much has been confused with original sin and the sins that follow it, that even your friend Paul lamented that a different law dwells in his spirit than in his body and – worse still – that he follows the law of the flesh (cf. Rom 7,23)! With him we lament: Who will deliver me from this body? (verse 24) Read More
Beloved Holy Spirit, You gentle soul guest, let grow in us the spirit of gentleness, that spirit that permeates everything, that transforms and softens our heart, purifying it from all hardships; that is as mild as Your wonderful Bride, our Mother!
“Blessed are the gentle: they shall have the earth as inheritance.” (Mt 5,4)Read More
Beloved Holy Spirit, come You, the eternal and pure light and penetrate us, so that nothing can remain hidden from You, no shadow can live on in our soul, every darkness may go away and everything be inflamed by Your love! Awaken us from all inertia and purify our heart so that it may love as God loves; love as You love, so that You and I may be intimately united in the praise of the glory of God!Read More
Until the feast of Pentecost, we will contemplate in meditation the fruits of the Holy Spirit, which should bring us closer to the Holy Spirit. They are mostly repetitions of the past year.
At Easter 2020, due to the pandemic, we broadcast retreats live via internet. We want to check if there is interest in further retreats at Pentecost. The topic would be the Pentecost sequence. We ask that you contact us by name. If there is enough interest, then we would write down the reactions that have already taken place in the list of the participants.