Nine days of prayer to the Holy Spirit, in preparation for the Feast of Pentecost.
As the Risen Jesus prepared to leave his work in the hands of his followers, he told them to wait in Jerusalem for the coming of the Spirit. They gathered in the upper room and devoted themselves to constant prayer.
These days between the Feast of the Ascension and Pentecost are often considered to be the first Novena.
We are invited to join those first disciples in nine days of prayer to ask God to prepare us to receive the Spirit so that our courage, hope and joy may be renewed.