Come, Holy Spirit. May the union of the Father and the will of the Son come to us. You, Spirit of truth, are the reward of the saints, the refreshment of souls, light in darkness, the riches of the poor, the treasury of lovers, the satisfaction of the hungry, the consolation of the pilgrim Church; you are he in whom all treasures are contained.
Come, you who, descending into Mary, caused the Word to take flesh: effect in us by grace what you accomplished in her by grace and nature.
Come, you who are the nourishment of all chaste thoughts, the fountain of all clemency, the summit of all purity.
Come, and take away from us all that hinders us from being absorbed in you.
Saint Mary Magdalene de’ Pazzi
On Revelation and On Temptation (excerpt)
Featured image: Descent of the Holy Spirit, lunette painting by Francesco Morone (Italian, 1471–1529) above the Miniscalchi Altar in the Basilica of Saint Anastasia in Verona, Italy.
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