Sunday, June 04, 2006

Veni, Creator Spiritus!

Today, the Solemnity of Pentacost, my niece Catherine Rose Yeisley will be plunged into the holy waters of Baptism, dying with Christ and rising to new life in the Spirit.

It is fitting, on this birthday of the Church, that we commit her to the patronage of Saint Catherine of Sienna, whose tireless cooperation with the Holy Spirit brought about renewal for the whole Church. We pray also that baby Catherine experience the grace and protection of Our Lady of Knock, and of my two grandmothers of happy memory, Catherine and Rose Theresa, whose heroic virtues, more than any other living persons', inspired my vocation.

Prayers for baby Catherine on this great day would be appreciated. And may the Holy Spirit renew the whole Church and rekindle the fire of Divine Love in all hearts where there is prepared for Him a home.


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