Veni Sanctificator

Mosaic from the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. Photo: Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P.
Mosaic from the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.
Photo: Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P.

“O Holy Spirit of Light and Love,
to You I consecrate my heart, mind, and will
for time and eternity.
May I be ever docile to Your Divine inspirations
and to the teachings of the holy Catholic Church
whose infallible guide You are.
May my heart be ever inflamed
with the love of God and love of neighbour.
May my will be ever in harmony with Your Divine Will.
May my life faithfully imitate the life and virtues
of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
To Him,
with the Father,
and You, Divine Spirit,
be honour and glory forever.
Amen.”

– Pope St. Pius X, whose feast is today (August 21st.)

This is the underside of the baldachino over the High Altar of the National Shrine in Washington DC. The Holy Spirit, in the form of a dove, is shown coming down upon the Eucharistic gifts offered on the Altar under it.

Photo & Description by Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P.