30 Days to the Gift, the Love Between the Father and the Son, the Holy Spirit. From the Eve of the Feast of the Assumption to the Feast of the Most Holy Name of Mary from the Inspired Works of Venerable Conchita.
The Holy Spirit is the Consoler. He always comes to the aid of our weakness and alleviates our sorrow. He also makes our self-sacrifice a loving experience. He consoles us by giving us peace during a time of suffering, and by extending a hand of Divine friendship that will make us happy. But exactly who are they who receive the consolation of the Holy Spirit? It is for those who weep and for the humble. He never descends to those who do not believe He is necessary.
How many tears flood this earth? The weeping of the person on his sickbed, the prisoner in chains, the orphan in his abandonment, the poor person in need, and the anguish of the one who has been maligned unfairly. The repentant sinner weeps, as do those who suffer abandonment and desolation. The victim souls weep for the Church and for the nations which offend God. They weep tears of blood. All of us are weeping in this valley of tears!
The sublime Consoler is the only one capable of easing and sweetening every suffering. The Holy Spirit is the one who inspired Jesus to say these words at which the world smiles: “Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.” The Consoler makes our sacrifices in life easier, and He pours out His exquisite sweetness on the troubled hearts of those who invoke Him! Oh Consoler of all hearts, have mercy on us.
The Spirit of Truth also teaches us how to speak with God. The infinite Love of the Holy Spirit has the science of language. For this reason, He allowed himself to be seen in tongues of fire over the Apostles, which symbolize His ardent Love. The Holy Spirit is able to penetrate all things, even the most intimate secrets of God and He communicates them to souls. He speaks to us, and in prayer He enables us to hear the voice of the Spirit of Truth. The words of the Holy Spirit are intimate and persuasive, because He wants us to live the truth and to love in “spirit and in truth.” The Divine Spirit is the one who suggests all Truth. The Holy Spirit is the friend of simplicity and unity.
The Holy Spirit is the sacred Fire which purifies and enkindles us. As we read in Scripture, “The Love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.” This Fire of Love, which purifies, also sheds light, because love is light. It is a light that illuminates and transforms. Oh splendor of glory, uncreated Love, please penetrate, enlighten and set us on fire to the uttermost depths of our hearts!
Prayer of Conchita
“Oh Holy Spirit, the ineffable bond who unites the Father and the Son, I wish to love you. This vile worm of the earth desires to leave behind this earth and fly towards you to become lost in the Flame of Your Love. Give me purity, a willingness to sacrifice myself, and an ever increasing love for You that I may be consumed in unity with the Holy Trinity. I ask this Holy Spirit through the intercession of Mary, and this You will not be able to deny. Amen.”