The Holy Spirit is up to something. In our families, church and world, the Spirit’s at work. We know you can feel it, too.
The Holy Spirit is foundational to who we are as a community. It inspires and informs our work to act for justice and build inclusive communities. The Spirit’s dynamic presence embodies our quest for transformation. This is where the Spirit has called us – and continues to do so.
As we work for renewal, we’re inspired by a powerful prayer by Diarmuid O’Murchu:
Prayer to the Holy Spirit
Come, Holy Spirit, breathe down upon our troubled world. Shake the tired foundations of our crumbling institutions. Break the rules that keep you out of all our sacred spaces,and from the dust and rubble, gather up the seedlings of a new creation.
Come, Holy Spirit, enflame once more the dying embers of our weariness.Shake us of our complacency. Whisper our names once more, and scatter your gifts of grace with wild abandon. Break open the prisons of our inner being, and let your raging justice be our sign of liberty.
Come, Holy Spirit, and lead us to places we would rather not go; expand the horizons of our limited imaginations. Awaken in our souls dangerous dreams for a new tomorrow,and rekindle in our hearts the fire of prophetic enthusiasm.
Come, Holy Spirit, whose justice outwits international conspiracy;whose light outshines spiritual bigotry, whose peace can overcome the destructive potential of warfare,whose promise invigorates our every effort to create a new heaven and a new earth, now and forever.
Empowered by the Spirit, we continue the mission entrusted to us.
Come, Holy Spirit, Come!