A traditional prayer asking for the grace of the Holy Spirit. It has been used for centuries as a prayer of private devotion. The texts appear in the propers for the feast of Pentecost in both the Mass and Divine Office, and also in the votive Mass of the Holy Spirit. The first part, which has a partial indulgence attached to it, is the antiphon for the Magnificat for Pentecost. The veriscle and response are associated with the readings for the feast. Lastly, the collect is found in the votive Mass.
| VENI, Sancte Spiritus, reple tuorum corda fidelium, et tui amoris in eis ignem accende.
| COME, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Thy faithful and kindle in them the fire of Thy love.
| V. Emitte Spiritum tuum et creabuntur;
R. Et renovabis faciem terrae.
| V. Send forth Thy Spirit and they shall be created
R. And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.
DEUS, qui corda fidelium Sancti Spiritus illustratione docuisti: da nobis in eodem Spiritu recta sapere, et de eius semper consolatione gaudere. Per Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.
| Let us pray:
O GOD, Who taught the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, grant that, by the gift of the same Spirit, we may be always truly wise, and ever rejoice in His consolation. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.