Prayers

The Quarter Hour Prayer was originally prayed every 15 minutes. The mystery of the Trinity dwelling in us had a special significance for our Founder, Fr. Arnold Janssen SVD. We, Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters, pray to this indwelling God in the Quarter Hour Prayer and renew our covenant with God in the acts of faith, hope and love. We call to mind the incarnation of the Word and the sending of the Holy Spirit in making the love of God known.
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         Veni Sancte Spiritus

Come, Holy Spirit,
send forth the heavenly
radiance of your light.
Come, father of the poor,
come, giver of gifts,
come, light of the heart.
Greatest comforter,
sweet guest of the soul,
sweet consolation.
In labor, rest,
in heat, temperance,
in tears, solace.
O most blessed light,
fill the inmost heart
of your faithful.
Without your grace,
there is nothing in us,
nothing that is not harmful.
Cleanse that which is unclean,
water that which is dry,
heal that which is wounded.
Bend that which is inflexible,
fire that which is chilled,
correct what goes astray.
Give to your faithful,
those who trust in you,
the sevenfold gifts.
Grant the reward of virtue,
grant the deliverance of salvation,
grant eternal joy.