Veni Sancte Spiritus!

by Fr. David Halm, C.S.C.  |  05/28/2023  |  Carta del Parroco

Since the 1200's our Catholic Church has sung the sacred hymn, called the Sequence, to the Holy Spirit at Mass on Pentecost. It begins with the Latin words, Veni Sancte Spiritus, meaning "Come Holy Spirit", and continues:

You, of comforters the best;
You, the soul's most welcome guest;
Sweet refreshment here below;

In our labor, rest most sweet;
Grateful coolness in the heat;
Solace in the midst of woe.