Novena to the Holy Spirit

April 23, 2019

Composed in honor of the bicentennial of the birth of Servant of God Isaac Hecker, this new 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 more about his life and his cause for canonization, please visit