- Pope Benedict XVI Expresses Desire for a "New Pentecost" by Administrator
April 23, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--On Friday, April 18, a news release concerning the 2008 Worldwide Pentecost Novena (May 1 to May 10) was sent to various Catholic news agencies throughout the world which announced an international novena calling for the praying of the Rosary and other prayers from May 1 (Ascension) to May 10 (Pentecost) for the intention of a "new Pentecost" for the Church and the world in our troubled day.
Since this release, it has come to our attention that Pope Benedict XVI, during his U.S. papal visit, made the specific request for the grace of a "new Pentecost for the Church in America." On April 19 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York, Pope Benedict stated: "As we give thanks for past blessings, and look to the challenges of the future, let us implore from God the grace of a new Pentecost for the Church in America. May tongues of fire, combining burning love of God and neighbor with zeal for the spread of Christ’s Kingdom, descend on all present!"
It is precisely the intention of the 2008 Worldwide Pentecost Novena to expand the expressed request of Pope Benedict to implore God for the grace of a new Pentecost for the Universal Church and for the entire world.
To obtain a copy of the novena, please visit the following link: www.mariansolidarity.com