You are invited to begin your Novena each day with the following prayer of Saint Pope John XXIII.
This prayer concluded the saint’s convocation of the ecumenical council Vatican II, which began its meetings in 1962.
Renew your wonders in this our day, as by a new Pentecost.
Grant to your Church that,
being of one mind and steadfast in prayer with Mary, the Mother of Jesus,
and following the lead of Blessed Peter,
it may advance the reign of our Divine Saviour,
the reign of truth and justice, the reign of love and peace. Amen.
Come Holy Spirit, in your power and might to renew the face of the earth.
Holy Spirit, awaken the whole human race
and help us to build bridges of trust
that open our hearts to the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Take time to reflect on the following passage from St Paul’s First letter to…
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