The Solemnity of Pentecost

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The Solemnity of Pentecost

This icon of Pentecost written by +Sr. Mary Charles McGough, OSB, of our Community greets us as we enter the Chapel for Solemn Evening Prayer on Saturday.  It depicts this very significant feast in which the Holy Spirit descends upon Mary, the Apostles, and other followers of Christ.

Pentecost Icon by +Sister Mary Charles McGough, OSB
“Pentecost Icon © Copyright by Duluth Benedictine Benevolence Association”

Pentecost is sometimes described as the Birthday of the Church.  Those gathered in the upper room were empowered to speak and witness for Christ through the grace and gifts of the Holy Spirit.  We too are renewed and challenged by the graces of this celebration. At the 11:00 Sunday Eucharist, we sing The Holy Spirit Mass written by +Sr.Martina Hughes, OSB, a former musician of our Community.  The assembly, as well as he schola will be singing.  The Eucharist is indeed a joyous celebration for “the love of God has been poured into our hearts by his Spirit living in us, alleluia.”  (Alternative Entrance Antiphon.)



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Sister Jeanne Ann Weber is Director of Liturgy. She has experience as a teacher, advocate for women and children, giving retreats and spiritual direction. She is a member of the Shalom Spiritual Direction Training Program at the Monastery.

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