Veni, Sancte Spiritus
Come, Holy Spirit
A traditional prayer asking for the grace of the Holy Spirit. It has been used for centuries as a prayer
of private devotion. The texts appear in the propers for the Mass and Divine Office for the feast of Pentecost, and also in
the votive Mass of the Holy Spirit. The first part, which has a partial indulgence attached to it, is the antiphon for the
Mangnificat for Pentecost. The veriscle and response are associated with the readings for the feast. Lastly, the collect is
found in the votive Mass.
|VENI, Sancte Spiritus, reple tuorum corda fidelium, et tui amoris
in eis ignem accende.
||COME, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Thy faithful and kindle
in them the fire of Thy love. |
|V. Emitte Spiritum tuum et creabuntur;
R. Et renovabis faciem terrae.
|V. Send forth Thy Spirit and they shall be created|
R. And Thou shalt renew the
face of the earth. Amen.
DEUS, qui corda fidelium Sancti Spiritus illustratione docuisti: da nobis in eodem Spiritu
recta sapere, et de eius semper consolatione gaudere. Per Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.
|Let us pray:|
O GOD, Who 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 rejoice in His consolation. Through Christ our