This is contemplation: the simple gaze of God upon His Word, of the Word upon His Father. From this contemplation is born mutual wonder and love of the Divine Nature, the Love of Two Persons....It is an act of Infinite Love, Substantial Love, the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity. The Two Persons are forever united in the common breathing forth of the One Love Which Flows between Them and fills Them with Joy. He is given to us; it is He Who Breathes in us. He Sighs toward the Infinite Whence He comes. The Spirit makes us sigh for the Infinite One. The Filial Spirit within us aspires to the Father and aspires also, the Saints tell us, to Our Mother, the Virgin Mary. He wishes to raise u to this Infinite One whence we came, this Father Whose children we are through grace. It is the Spirit Who carries us, Who lead us. This is what God is!
Marie-Eugene of the Child Jesus Where the Spirit Breathes.
O where can I go from Your Spirit, or where can I flee from Your Face? If I climb the Heavens, You are there. If I lie in the grave, You are there. If I take the wings of the dawn and dwell at the sea’s furthest end, even there Your Hand would Lead me, Your Right Hand would Hold me fast. If I say: “Let the darkness hide me and the light around me be night,” even darkness is not dark for You and the night is as clear as the day.
Come, O Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Thy Faithful, and enkindle in them the Fire of Thy Love. V. Send forth Thy Spirit and they shall be created. And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth. Let us pray: O God, Who has Taught the hearts of the Faithful by the Light of the Holy Spirit, grant that the gift of that Same Spirit, we may be always truly wise, and ever rejoice in His Consolation. Amen
Veni Creator Spiritus
Come, Holy Spirit, Creator, come
from Thy Bright Celestial Throne.
Come, take possession of our souls,
and make them all Thy own.
Thou Who art called the Paraclete,
Best Gift of God above,
the Living Spring, the Living Fire,
Sweet Unction and True Love.
Thou Who art Sevenfold in Thy Grace,
Finger of God’s Right Hand;
His Promise, teaching little ones
to speak and understand.
O guide our minds with Thy Blest Light,
with Love our hearts inflame;
and with Thy Strength which never decays.
confirm our mortal frame.
Far from us drive our deadly Foe;
true Peace unto us bring;
and through all perils lead us safe
beneath Thy Sacred Wing.
Through Thee may we the Father know,
Through Thee the Eternal Son,
and Thee, the Spirit of Them Both,
Thrice-Blessed Three in One.
All glory to the Father be,
With His Co-equal Son;
The same to Thee, Great Paraclete,
While endless ages run.