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  • "May 31, 2009: rose petals rain through the open oculus of Rome's Pantheon (the Basilica of Sancta Maria ad Martyres) during their annual celebration on the Solemnity of Pentecost while the Veni Sancte Spiritus is chanted."

    Pentecost Sunday at the Basilica of Santa Maria ad Martyres (the Pantheon)

  • I write poetry because the English word Inspiration comes from Latin Spiritus, breath, and I want to breathe freely.

    allen ginsberg | I write poetry because « poetry dispatch & other notes from the underground

  • A video of the Pentecost hymn Veni, Creator Spiritus the English words of which are above, just under the title "A Novena for the Gifts of the Spirit", sung by the Rochester Cathedral Choir:

    Full Homely Divinity's Pentecost Novena

  • (Mind) and Atman (Self or Spirit which comes from Latin "Spiritus" which means breath, in Greek "Pneuma" which means breath, and correlates with the Sanskrit "Prana" which means breath, wind or energy.


  • Omnipotens sempiterne Deus, qui in electis prophetis mirabilis prædicaris: præsta, quæsumus; ut, sicut Eliæ spiritum in Propheta tuo Eliseo duplicasti, ita in nobis Spiritus Sancti gratiam, ad virtutum opera exercenda, multiplicare digneris.

    Ss Petri & Pauli

  • From his youth he wrote poetry, and he is probably the author of the famous hymn Veni Creator Spiritus.

    Benedict on the Liturgy: "The Faith is not only thought"

  • He probably composed one of the most beautiful and well-known hymns of the Latin Church, the "Veni Creator Spiritus," an extraordinary synthesis of Christian pneumatology.

    Benedict on the Liturgy: "The Faith is not only thought"

  • My predecessor, Pope John Paul II, in his Apostolic Letter "Spiritus et Sponsa", on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Constitution Sacrosanctum Concilium on the Sacred Liturgy, urged to take the necessary steps to deepen the experience of renewal.

    Pope Benedict on Eucharistic Adoration

  • RNS At Spiritus Christi Church, the choir sings the lyrics of "Amazing Grace" to the tune of "House of the Rising Sun" -- a song about a brothel.

    Excommunicated Church Thrives Despite Censure

  • In the final stanza, the choirs breathed together into an unaccompanied pianissimo, which grew and grew until it was capped by the extra trumpets pealing echoes of the opening Veni Creator Spiritus from the top balcony; and right there, that was what choral singing is all about.

    Prom 1 BBCSO/Belohlavek


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