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It is especially important that this listening process happen in a spiritual setting that supports openness in sharing as well as hearing.                    -Vademecum pg. 8

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Adsumus, Sancte Spiritus
The official prayer for the Synod 2023


From the Vatican's website:  Every session of the Second Vatican Council began with the prayer Adsumus Sancte Spiritus, the first word of the Latin original meaning, “We stand before You, Holy Spirit,” which has been historically used at Councils, Synods and other Church gatherings for hundreds of years, being attributed to Saint Isidore of Seville (c. 560 - 4 April 636).  As we are called to embrace this synodal path of the Synod 2021-2023, this prayer invites the Holy Spirit to operate within us so that we may be a community and a people of grace. For the Synod 2021-2023, we propose to use this simplified version, so that any group or liturgical assembly can pray more easily.

Adsumus, Sancte Spiritus


We stand before You, Holy Spirit,

as we gather together in Your name.


With You alone to guide us,

make Yourself at home in our hearts;


Teach us the way we must go

and how we are to pursue it.


We are weak and sinful;

do not let us promote disorder.

Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path

nor partially influence our actions.


Let us find in You our unity

so that we may journey together to eternal life

and not stray from the way of truth

and what is right.


All this we ask of You,

who are at work in every place and time,

in the communion of the Father and the Son,

forever and ever. Amen.

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Rooted in Prayer

All events hosted by the Pentecost Vigil Project 
will be rooted in prayer. 

Each year, all will be invited
to pray for an outpouring
of the Holy Spirit 

through a Novena from

Ascension Thursday to

Pentecost Sunday.

Adsumus Prayer
Official Synod Prayer
(in 12 languages)

Holy Spirit Novena
Simple 9 Day Prayer Guide
for Ascension to Pentecost

Video: 9 Day Novena
to the Holy Spirit