||Third Glorious Mystery:
Descent of the Holy Spirit
(Intention: To increase in Love and Divine Indwelling)
Recite 1 Our Father - 10 Hail Marys - 1 Glory be to the Father ]
Mary and the disciples were locked in the Upper Room praying in a spirit of expectation,
and the Spirit of the Lord came in the form of fire over the heads of each one.
At that moment, timid men became strong, fearful men became courageous, ignorant men
became enlightened, and simple men became powerful.
Men who lacked the courage to defend their Lord ran out into the streets and proclaimed
His Name. Imperfect men, finite and frail, healed the sick, cast out demons, and raised
These were the men who traveled without money, yet made all men rich. They had no place to
rest their heads yet ever lived in their Father's House. They were unlearned, yet spoke
many languages. The spoke of forgiving enemies, and drew men to repentance. They, labored
and received no pay, yet piled up treasure in the Kingdom.
Holy Spirit, give me an increase of Your Gifts and the grace that assures Your Presence in
my soul. Give me an awareness of the Divine Indwelling, a realization of how much the
Father loves me, and transform my soul into a perfect image of Jesus.