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Veni, Sancte Spiritus
Come, O Holy Spirit
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This prayer is taken from On Revelation and Trials by St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi (1566-1607). It is from the Office of the Readings for her feast day, May 25.

VENI, Sancte Spiritus. Veniat unio Patris, beneplacitum Verbi. Tu, Spiritus veritatis, es praemium sanctorum, refrigerium animarum, lux tenebrarum, pauperum divitiae, amantium thesaurus, esurientium satietas, consolatio peregrinorum; tu denique ille es, in quo omnes thesauri continentur. COME, O Holy Spirit. Let this pearl of the Father and delight of the Son come. O Spirit of truth, Thou art the reward of the saints, refreshment of souls, light in the darkness, riches of the poor, treasure of lovers, feeder of the hungry, and comfort of wayfarers; indeed Thou art the one in whom all treasures are contained.
Veni, qui descendens in Mariam fecisti, ut, carnem sumeret Verbum, atque in nobis operare per gratiam quod in illa es per gratiam naturamque operatus. Come, Thou who came to Mary so the Word might become flesh and also work in us through grace as Thou worked in her through grace and nature.
Veni, qui es omnis castae cogitationis alimentum, fons omnis clementiae, omnis puritatis cumulus. Come, Thou who art nourishment of every chaste thought, font of all mercy, and sum total of all purity.
Veni et in nobis absume quicquid impedit ne nos absumamur in te. Come and consume in us whatever impedes us from being consumed in Thee.
Amen. Amen.


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