TODAY IS The Feast of St. Bonaventure

Prayer of St. Bonaventure to the Holy Spirit

Lord Jesus, as God’s Spirit came down and rested upon you,
May the same Spirit rest on us,
bestowing his sevenfold gifts.
First, grant us the gift of understanding,
by which your precepts may enlighten our minds.
Second, grant us counsel, by which we may follow
in your footsteps on the path of righteousness.
Third, grant us courage,
by which we may ward off the enemy’s attacks.
Fourth, grant us knowledge,
by which we can distinguish good from evil.
Fifth, grant us piety,
by which we may acquire compassionate hearts.
Sixth, grant us fear,
by which we may draw back from evil
and submit to what is good.
Seventh, grant us wisdom,
that we may taste fully the life-giving sweetness of your love.

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About Paul Wharton

I am a cradle Catholic, a native West Virginian, and a priest since April 24, 1982. Spiritual Direction has made a tremendous difference in my life and I encourage people to try it out. My motto is "Progress not perfection." I am grateful that God has done for me what I could not do for myself.
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2 Responses to TODAY IS The Feast of St. Bonaventure

  1. Sr. Fran Kirltey, OSF says:

    Thank you for showing the picture of St. Bonaventure and the prayer as we celebrate his feast day! Sr. Fran Kirtley, OSF

    • Paul Wharton says:

      There are so many wonderful prayers in our Catholic tradition. You will see more in the future. I hope people will send me copies of some of their favorite written prayers. Thanks for the fine ministry you do at CAMC

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