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ONE BREAD, ONE BODY
Saturday, May 28, 2022, Pentecost Novena — Day 2

Acts 18:23-28
Psalm 47:2-3, 8-10
John 16:23-28
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YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHIN' YET
"When Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him home and explained to him God's new way in greater detail." —Acts 18:26

Satan's most effective way of preventing us from receiving the Holy Spirit's graces is to make us think we already have them. We certainly won't seek what we think we've already found. The devil tries to pass off good things for God's things.

For example, Apollos had many good things about him. He was eloquent, "an authority on Scripture and instructed in the new way of the Lord," and "full of spiritual fervor" (Acts 18:24-25). Yet he didn't know Jesus personally; he only knew about Jesus. He didn't have the supernatural power of the Spirit; he had only natural power. Satan hoped Apollos would settle for human goodness and not receive divine grace. But Priscilla and Aquila took Apollos home with them and told him there was so much more and that he had not even begun to live. He needed to be born again and receive life in the Spirit.

On this second day of prayer for the Holy Spirit, let's not settle for anything less than everything the Spirit wants for us. Let's realize we aren't even close to having it all and that natural goodness is a far cry from the glory of God.

Prayer: Father, may the receiving of Your gifts not be limited by my human weakness, but be unlimited by Your divine power. Come, Holy Spirit!

Promise: "I give you My assurance, whatever you ask the Father, He will give you in My name. Until now you have not asked for anything in My name. Ask and you shall receive, that your joy may be full." —Jn 16:23-24

Praise: Sister Marcia just celebrated her 25th anniversary of consecrated religious life. Her love for Jesus radiates through all her interactions with people.

(For a related teaching on Seek the Gifts of the Spirit, view, download or order our booklet or listen to, download or order our series beginning with CD 3A-1 or DVD 3A on our website.)

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ONE BREAD, ONE BODY
Friday, May 27, 2022, St. Augustine of Canterbury
Pentecost Novena — Day 1

Acts 18:9-18
Psalm 47:2-7
John 16:20-23
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THE HOLY SPIRIT NOVENA
The "time has come." —John 16:21

Today we begin nine days of prayer for the Holy Spirit, as the apostles did in the upper room before the first Pentecost. We need this time to prepare the way for the Spirit. Possibly you're afraid of receiving the Spirit, but "the Spirit God has given us is no cowardly spirit, but rather One that makes us strong, loving, and wise" (2 Tm 1:7). Jesus commands: "Do not be afraid. Go on speaking and do not be silenced, for I am with you" (Acts 18:9-10).

Come, Holy Spirit! Maybe you've lost a spouse, parent, child, or loved one through death and you're too hurt to think of anything else, even the Holy Spirit. You grieve, "weep and mourn while the world rejoices" (Jn 16:20). Talk to Jesus about the death, the pain, and the loss. Ask Him questions. One day "you will have no questions to ask" Him (Jn 16:23). The Father and Son will send the Spirit to guide you to all truth (Jn 16:13). Come, Holy Spirit!

Will you stop right now and make a decision to pray for the Spirit for the next nine days? Seek God's will; write down how you believe He wants you to pray during these nine days. Pray and obey. Believe and receive the Holy Spirit.

Prayer: Father, give me the grace to pray in these next nine days as I never have before.

Promise: "You are sad for a time, but I shall see you again; then your hearts will rejoice with a joy no one can take from you." —Jn 16:22

Praise: St. Augustine, an Italian Benedictine monk, was the first Archbishop of Canterbury. Commissioned by Pope St. Gregory the Great, Augustine had traveled to England to preach Catholicism to the Anglo-Saxon pagans.

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ONE BREAD, ONE BODY
Thursday, May 26, 2022, St. Philip Neri

Acts 18:1-8
Psalm 98:1-4
John 16:16-20
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NINE DAYS TO THE HOLY SPIRIT
"You will grieve for a time, but your grief will be turned into joy." —John 16:20: "...NHƯNG NỖI BUỒN CỦA ANH EM SẼ TRỞ THÀNH NIỀM VUI"

Because of the outbreak of the coronavirus, we in Ohio were not able to take part in public Masses for over two months. We "grieved" the loss of the Eucharist (see Jn 16:20). When the day arrived that we could attend Mass and receive the Holy Eucharist, our grief was turned to joy (Jn 16:20).

Tomorrow begins the Pentecost Novena, nine days of praying for and preparing to receive the Holy Spirit in a life-changing way at Pentecost. Jesus insisted that His apostles wait and pray for the coming of the Holy Spirit. The grief we have experienced in the two-month loss of Holy Mass was turned into joy that no one can take away from us (Jn 16:22).

The first apostles were also without the special presence of the Lord between the time of His Ascension and the day of Pentecost. They obeyed Jesus' instruction to wait for the Holy Spirit by praying fervently (Acts 1:14). Likewise, we have been given nine days to pray and prepare for the Holy Spirit. Jesus says to you: "I send down upon you the promise of My Father. Remain [in prayer] until you are clothed with power from on high" (Lk 24:49). Jesus has a most special gift for you, the outpouring of the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:8). In obedience to Jesus, will you devote these next nine days to praying to receive a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit?

Prayer: Father, I beg You to fill me with the Holy Spirit in a new way. May I use these gifts of the Spirit to serve You in holiness and power.

Promise: "The Lord has made His salvation known; in the sight of the nations He has revealed His justice." —Ps 98:2

Praise: Focusing on our modern culture can be depressing. St. Philip Neri, a "saint of joy," offers a remedy. He used his sense of humor while caring for the sick and imprisoned.

(This teaching was submitted by a member of our editorial team.)

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"In accord with the Code of Canon Law, I hereby grant the Nihil Obstat for the publication One Bread, One Body covering the time period from April 1, 2022 through May 31, 2022. Reverend Steve J. Angi, Chancellor, Vicar General, Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio August 3, 2021"

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ONE BREAD, ONE BODY
Wednesday, May 25, 2022, Venerable Bede
Pope St. Gregory VII

St. Mary Magdalene de' Pazzi

Acts 17:15, 22—18:1
Psalm 148:1-2, 11-14
John 16:12-15
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FAILURE
"When He comes, however, being the Spirit of truth He will guide you to all truth." —John 16:13

For many, this Easter season has been fantastic. Others have been discouraged. They may feel like St. Paul after his failure at Athens. When Paul started speaking to the Athenians about Jesus' Resurrection, some interrupted and sneered at him. Others brushed him off, telling him to come back some other time (Acts 17:32). Although a few did become believers, this was the worst response in the Bible to Paul's preaching of the Gospel.

You may also feel like a failure. You may feel like quitting and going back into the fishing business with St. Peter (Jn 21:3) or tent-making with Paul (Acts 18:3). The Lord is not calling you to quit His ministry but quit your discouragement (2 Cor 4:1).

"For this reason, I remind you to stir into flame the gift of God bestowed when my hands were laid on you. The Spirit God has given us is no cowardly Spirit, but rather One that makes us strong, loving, and wise" (2 Tm 1:6-7). The Holy Spirit is our Paraclete, Helper, Advocate, the One at our side. We need not focus on circumstances around us but on the Spirit within us. We don't need to change churches, ministries, or spouses. We need the Holy Spirit.

Prayer: Father, thank You for turning even my failures to Your honor and glory.

Promise: "I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now." —Jn 16:12

Praise: St. Mary Magdalene de' Pazzi said, "You will be consoled according to the greatness of your sorrow and affliction; the greater the suffering, the greater will be the reward."

(Pentecost is coming. View, download or order our leaflet Pentecost Novena on our website.)

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ONE BREAD, ONE BODY
Tuesday, May 24, 2022,

Acts 16:22-34
Psalm 138:1-3, 7-8
John 16:5-11
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RISEN REACTIONS
"Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved." —Acts 16:31 "Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified their flesh with its passions and desires" (Gal 5:24). We are "transformed by the renewal" of our minds (Rm 12:2). "We have the mind of Christ" (1 Cor 2:16).

For example, after Sts. Paul and Silas were arrested, stripped, flogged, and put into maximum security (Acts 16:22-24), the natural reaction would be for them to feel sorry for themselves. However, they focused on God rather than themselves, as they prayed and sang hymns into the night (Acts 16:25). Then when an earthquake made it possible for Paul and Silas to easily escape, they didn't run away, as might be expected. They didn't think this was their only chance for freedom, so they stayed in jail and converted the jailer and his family (Acts 16:28ff). When Paul and Silas were released from jail later that day, they refused to go until the Philippian magistrates personally escorted them out of jail (Acts 16:35ff). Paul and Silas were audaciously bold, supremely confident, and deeply focused on the Lord. Because they were raised with Christ through Baptism (Col 3:1), they thought "on things above rather than on things of earth" (Col 3:2).

Are you living the risen life of faith? Are your desires and thoughts new and transformed? Do you have the desires and mind of Christ? Are you living your Baptism? Live the Resurrection now.

Prayer: Father, may I abide in, reside in, and live in Jesus.

Promise: "I tell you the sober truth: it is much better for you that I go. If I fail to go, the Paraclete will never come to you, whereas if I go, I will send Him to you." —Jn 16:7

Praise: "But the wise shall shine brightly like the splendor of the firmament" (Dn 12:3).

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