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 more about his life and his cause for canonization, please visit paulist.org/hecker.