Friday, May 25, 2007

Solemnity of Pentecost

On Sunday, the 50th day after we celebrated the Easter Sunday of the Lord's Resurrection, the Church will celebrate the great feast of Pentecost which brings to a fitting close the holy season of Easter.

On this day, the Holy Spirit descended from the Father and the Son and filled the disciples with his Presence as they were assembled in prayer with Mary, the Mother of Jesus. As Jesus himself promised, the Holy Spirit continues to be with the Church as her Consoler and Guide on the way to salvation, and leading her forth in mission, until the Lord comes in glory. Then we shall enter into the communion of the Trinity: the Father loving the Son, the Son beloved by the Father, in the Eternal bond of Love which is the Holy Spirit who draws us already, even now, into this blessed intimacy that we shall enjoy.

Come Holy Spirit, come!