A Novena before the Big Step

Source: SSPX Ireland

On 1st April 2017 Mr Thomas O'Hart of Co. Fermanagh will take a definitive step and receive the subdiaconate. Please join us in a novena to the Holy Ghost in the nine consecutive days leading up to his ordination as we beg for special graces to be bestowed on Thomas and the other ordinands.

Veni, Creátor Spiritus, mentes tuórum vísita, imple supérna grátia, quae tu creásti, péctora. Come Creator Spirit, visit the souls of Thy people, fill with grace from on high the hearts which Thou hast created.
Qui díceris Paráclitus, altíssimi donum Dei, fons vivus, ignis, cáritas, et spiritális únctio. Thou Who art called the Comforter, gift of the most high God, living fountain, fire, love and unction of souls.
Tu septifórmis múnere, dígitus Patérnae déxtrae, tu rite promíssum Patris, sermóne ditans gúttura. Sevenfold in Thy gifts, finger of the Father’s right hand, Thou promised truly by the Father, giving speech to tongues.
Accénde lumen sénsibus, infúnde amórem córdibus: infírma nostri córporis virtúte firmans pérpeti. Inflame our senses with Thy light, pour Thy love into our hearts, strengthen our weak bodies with lasting power.
Hostem repéllas lóngius, pacémque dones prótinus; ductóre sic te prǽvio vitémus omne nóxium. Drive far away the enemy, grant peace at all times: so under Thy guidance may we avoid all evil.
Per te sciámus da Patrem noscamus atque Fílium, te utriúsque Spíritum credámus omni témpore. Grant us by Thee to know the Father and to know the Son, and Thee, Spirit of both, may we always believe.
Deo Patri sit glória, et Fílio, qui a mórtuis surréxit, ac Paráclito, in sæculórum sǽcula. Amen. To God the Father be glory, to the Son Who rose from the dead and to the Comforter, for all ages. Amen.