Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Let the Spirit Guide You, Pope Tells Youth

Let the Spirit Guide You, Pope Tells Youth

VATICAN CITY, MAY 19, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI today noted the Novena of Pentecost that began last Friday, and encouraged young people to be docile to the Holy Spirit's work.The Pope made this recommendation today at the traditional conclusion of the general audience, in his greeting to youth, the sick and newlyweds."I invite you, dear young people, to be docile to the action of the Holy Spirit, given to believers in the sacraments of baptism and confirmation," he said. The Pontiff noted the Spirit's role in comforting those who suffer, inviting the sick "to receive the Consoling Spirit, so that he will assist you in difficulties and help you to transform suffering into a pleasing offering for the good of your brothers."Finally, he wished for newlyweds "that the life of your family is always nourished by the fire of the Spirit, who is the Love itself of God."

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of your love.

V. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created.
R. And you shall 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 by the gift of the same spirit, we may be always truly wise, and ever to rejoice in His consolation. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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