Hecker’s Bicentennial Birthday: Novena to the Holy Spirit
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April 23, 2019

Composed in honor of the bicentennial birth of Servant of God Isaac Hecker, the Novena to the Holy Spirit can be prayed over any nine-day period. It is particularly appropriate to use during the nine days between Ascension Thursday and Pentecost Sunday.

This novena focuses on the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit: wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord.

Fr. Hecker and his companions founded the Paulist Fathers in 1858. To learn moreĀ about his life and his cause for canonization, please visit paulist.org/hecker.