Pope Francis reflects on the most misunderstood member of the Trinity in his inspiring catechesis on the Holy Spirit, exploring the role of the Holy Spirit in the life of the Church and in guiding us to the Truth.
Sing or pray with this beautiful hymn to the Holy Spirit, which is thought to date back to a 9th-century monk called Rabanus Maurus. In English and Latin.
Ask the Holy Spirit to come upon you with this traditional Catholic prayer taken from the liturgy.
Pray the Litany of the Holy Spirit to invite the third Person of the Trinity into your life.
While everyone is familiar with St Thérèse of Lisieux, her sister Léonie is less well known. In comparison with her sisters, Léonie led a more challenging life. She suffered illness from childhood, was somewhat isolated within her family, had been expelled by her school and been abused by a maidservant. Three times she tried religious life before she finally succeeded aged thirty-five.
The heroism of the martyrs inspires us, their love sets us on fire, their merciful love towards their oppressors offers us an example to follow; their blood and sufferings grace the spiritual treasury of the Church making intercession for all of us so we, like them, may come to know and love Christ.