In a recent homily, Father Joseph LoJacono, pastor of St. Veronica and St. Hugh of Cluny Parishes in Philadelphia, shared how Jesus’ ascension prepares us for the Holy Spirit.
Traditionally, many faithful begin a novena to the Holy Spirit between the Ascension and Pentecost, praying with the Apostles for nine days to the Holy Spirit, in order to receive his gifts and to know him better.
Baptized with fire, we can make the Word flesh in the world through our words and actions, says Father LoJacono.
(To access the recording of Father LoJacono’s homily, click on the link or the image above.)
Fr. Joseph LoJacono, I.V.E, S.T.L. is a member of the Institute of the Incarnate Word (IVE) religious order, and pastor of St. Veronica and St. Hugh of Cluny Parishes in Philadelphia. He has a license in marriage and family from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family. Visit his website at www.frjosephlojacono.com.
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