O Holy Spirit, Fiery Comforter Spirit,
Life of the life of all creatures,
Holy are You, You that give existence to all form.
Holy are You, You that are balm for the mortally wounded.
Holy are You, You that cleanse deep hurt.
Fir of love, breath of all holiness, You are so delicious to our hearts!
Bulwark of life, You are the hope of oneness for that which is separate.
(Based on Hildegard of Bingen) By Kathleen Fischer
Fischer, Kathleen. Autumn Gospel: Women in the Second Half of Life. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 1995. 171.