Saturday, June 10, 2006

Trinity Sunday

This weekend we celebrate the Solemnity of the Holy Trinity. On this feast we celebrate the mystery of the unity of God in three persons in a special way.

"The mystery of the Most Holy Trinity is the central mystery of Christian faith and life. It is the mystery of God in himself. It is therefore the source of all the other mysteries of faith, the light that enlightens them. It is the most fundamental and essential teaching in the 'hierarchy of the truths of faith.' The whole history of salvation is identical with the history of the way and the means by which the one true God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, reveals himself to men 'and reconciles and unites with himself those who turn away from sin.'"
CCC 234

"O my God, Trinity whom I adore,
help me forget myself entirely so to establish myself in you,
unmovable and peaceful as if my soul were already in eternity.
May nothing be able to trouble my peace or make me leave you, O my unchanging God,
but may each minute bring me more deeply into your mystery!
Grant my soul peace.
Make it your heaven,
your beloved dwelling and the place of your rest.
May I never abandon you there,
but may I be there,
whole and entire,
completely vigilant in my faith, entirely adoring, and wholly given over to your creative action."
Prayer of Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity

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