September 26 Sts. Cosmas and Damian

You, too, must learn to more greatly recognize and adore divine will in all the events of life. Often repeat the divine words of our dearest Master: “Fiat voluntas Dei sicut in coelo et in terra [Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven].” Yes, let this beautiful exclamation always be in your heart and on your lips….Say it in times of affliction; say it in times of temptation….Say it again when you feel yourself submerged in the ocean of love for Jesus; it will be your anchor and salvation.

-St. Pio of Pietrelcina

 

Come, Holy Spirit, Creator Blest

Come, Holy Spirit, Creator blest,
And in our souls take up Your rest;
Come with Your grace and heavenly aid
To fill the hearts which You have made.

O Comforter, to You we cry,
O heavenly gift of God Most High,
O fount of life and fire of love,
And sweet anointing from above.

You in Your sevenfold gifts are known;
You, finger of God’s hand we own;
You, promise of the Father, You
Who do the tongue with power imbue.

Kindle our senses from above,
And make our hearts overflow with love;
With patience firm and virtue high
The weakness of our flesh supply.

Far from us drive the foe we dread,
And grant us your peace instead;
So shall we not, with You for guide,
Turn from the path of life aside.

Oh, may Your grace on us bestow
The Father and the Son to know;
And You, through endless times confessed,
Of both the eternal Spirit blest.

Now to the Father and the Son,
Who rose from death, be glory given,
With You, O holy Comforter,
Henceforth by all in earth and heaven.

Amen.