Novena to the Holy Ghost

Veni Creator

(Novena, June 28th - July 6th)

Join St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary in the following novena to the Holy Ghost for those who will be promoted to the Major Orders of Deacon and Priest on Friday, July 7th.

The following novena will be prayed every evening before Compline by the Seminary community. Please unite yourself, your friends, and your families with us as we pray for special graces for our 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.