The Pentecost Novena in honor of the Holy Spirit is the oldest of all novenas. It was first made at the direction of Our Lord Jesus Himself when He sent His apostles back to Jerusalem to await the coming of the Holy Spirit on the first Pentecost. (Acts 1:4-5)
It is still the only novena officially prescribed by the Church. On May 4, 1897, Pope Leo XIII proclaimed: “We decree and command that throughout the whole Catholic Church, this year and in every subsequent year, a Novena shall take place before Whit-Sunday (Pentecost), in all parish churches…” (Encyclical On the Holy Spirit, 13)
Join us as we pray the Pentecost Novena to the Holy Spirit, May 31-June 8. You may download the novena prayers by clicking here. Come, Holy Spirit!