Today on the Feast Of Saint John XXIII. Here is his prayer he wrote for the Second Vatican Council
Pope John XXIII’s Prayer to the Holy Spirit (1961): “Divine Spirit, renew your wonders in our time, as though for a new Pentecost, and grant that the holy church, preserving unanimous and continuous prayer, together with Mary the Mother of Jesus, and also under the guidance of St. Peter, may increase the reign of the Divine Saviour, the reign of truth and justice, the reign of love and peace. Amen”
Pope John XXIII wanted to open up a window to the Church so that the Holy Spirit could come in and renew the Church.
The Holy Spirit came through the window. Now the rocks are falling from the upper chambers of the Church. Some are afraid that the rocks falling from the roof of the Church means that the Cathedral is about to collapse. That is not the truth. Pope John XXIII window has become a huge hole in the roof of the Cathedral of the Church, but what looked like destruction is in reality a larger window of the Holy Spirit to come into the Church. The hole in the roof of the Cathedral of the Church allows more light of the Holy Spirit into the Church.
Saint John Paul II wrote “I am convinced that this movement is a sign of His action of the Spirit. This world is much in need of this action of the Holy Spirit, and it needs many instruments for this action. Now I see this movement everywhere.”
Pope Benedict XVI said “What we learn in the New Testament on charisms, which appeared as visible signs of the coming of the Holy Spirit, is not an historical event of the past, but a reality ever alive. It is the same divine Spirit, soul of the Church, that acts in every age and those mysterious and effective interventions of the Spirit are manifest in our time in a providential way. The Movements and New Communities are like an outpouring of the Holy Spirit in the Church and in contemporary society. We can, therefore, rightly say that one of the positive elements and aspects of the Community of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal is precisely their emphasis on the charisms or gifts of the Holy Spirit and their merit lies in having recalled their topicality in the Church.”
Though for the day. Saint John XXIII open a window to the Church. This window has become a huge hole in the roof of the Cathedral of the Church. Some in the Church are afraid that rocks are falling from the roof. But this hole in the roof of the Cathedral of the Church is allowing the full light of the Holy Spirit into the Church.