The time after the Ascension of our Lord
The time after the Ascension of our Lord, the Acts of the Apostle's tells us, was spent in prayer. It say that the Apostles gathered with Our Lady and spent the time in prayer. The picture with this post is taken from an icon at St Bede's church in Carlisle and it depicts this very scene. This was the precursor to Pentecost, it was the first Novena (nine days dedicated to a particular prayer). It was after this that the Holy Spirit came upon them at Pentecost. In these days leading up to that feast, it would be good to pray every day for a new out pouring of the Holy Spirit. Like the Apostles, it would be sensible to do this in the company of our Blessed Lady. Veni Sancte Spiritus!