A Mother's Spiritual Diary

A new Pentecost

Our secularized and desecrated world is dying on account of the absence of God. It is steeped in the spirit of comfort and pleasure. There is but one remedy: the Spirit of God, the Holy Spirit. He alone will be able to revitalize the Church and revivify her by a "new Pentecost."

John XXIII, the Vicar of Jesus Christ, proclaimed it vigorously: The Church needs a "new Pentecost."

Fifty years before the Council, after 1911, Conchita kept on writing again and again: "The Church and the world has need of a 'new Pentecost,' a second Pentecost, a priestly Pentecost, an interior Pentecost."

The Servant of God who had an ardent devotion toward the Blessed Virgin assured us: "The Holy Spirit and Mary will save the Church."

Yes, Conchita's prophetic mission is that of recalling to the modern and materialistic world, avid for liberty, that it will be saved only by a NEW PENTECOST and by the GOSPEL OF THE CROSS.

This new Pentecost, this sanctifying action of the Spirit, must begin with priests and extend itself to the entire People of God, as on the first Pentecost the Holy Spirit descended on the Apostles and on the whole community assembled in the Cenacle.

"I want to come back to the world in My priests. I want to renew the world of souls on manifesting Myself in My priests. I want a powerful impulse in My Church on infusing upon Her the Holy Spirit as on a new Pentecost" (Diary, Jan. 5, 1928).

But the Holy Spirit cannot descend to the world save by Christ's Cross since both missions, that of the Son and that of the Spirit, are inseparable.

"The Holy Spirit will reign the day when My sacrifice of suffering will also reign: the Cross in hearts. In so far as the Cross will not reign in souls, the Holy Spirit, He too will not reign" (Diary, May 26, 1901).

May Mary, the Mother of Jesus and Mother of the Church, intercede that this prodigy of Pentecost be renewed, and that the Church, this "people brought together by virtue of the unity of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit" carry out the design of love which springs from the Father: may She truly be a Holy Church!