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Trinity Sunday

O my God, Trinity whom I adore; help me to forget myself entirely that I may be established in You as still and as peaceful as if my soul were already in eternity. May nothing trouble my peace or make me leave You, O my Unchanging One, but may each minute carry me further into the depths of Your mystery. Give peace to my soul; make it Your heaven, Your beloved dwelling and Your resting place. May I never leave You there alone but be wholly present, my faith wholly vigilant, wholly adoring, and wholly surrendered to Your creative Action. 

O my beloved Christ, crucified by love, I wish to be a bride for Your Heart; I wish to cover You with glory; I wish to love You…even unto death! But I feel my weakness, and I ask You to “clothe me with Yourself,” to identify my soul with all the movements of Your Soul, to overwhelm me, to possess me, to substitute yourself for me that my life may be but a radiance of Your Life. Come into me as Adorer, as Restorer, as Savior. 

O Eternal Word, Word of my God, I want to spend my life in listening to You, to become wholly teachable that I may learn all from You. Then, through all nights, all voids, all helplessness, I want to gaze on You always and remain in Your great light. O my beloved Star, so fascinate me that I may not withdraw from Your radiance. 

O consuming Fire, Spirit of Love, “come upon me,” and create in my soul a kind of incarnation of the Word: that I may be another humanity for Him in which He can renew His whole Mystery. And You, O Father, bend lovingly over Your poor little creature; “cover her with Your shadow,” seeing in her only the “Beloved in whom You are well pleased.” 

O my Three, my All, my Beatitude, infinite Solitude, Immensity in which I lose myself, I surrender myself to You as Your prey. Bury Yourself in me that I may bury myself in You until I depart to contemplate in Your light the abyss of Your greatness.

Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity composed this prayer in 1904.

Holy Trinity

Pieta with Trinity detailToday, we celebrate the feast of the most Holy Trinity. This doctrine  reveals to us the relationally in the Godhead made known through Jesus Christ, our risen Lord. But don’t make the mistake by saying that we are required to believe in the Trinity as an article of faith. The Trinity is not a mere point of our Christian belief.  Saint Paul tells us that we are meant to be living union with God; living in union is not a matter of article of a belief system. The Apostle who demonstrates that our union is made possible through prayer, that is, being in relation with God. Hence we pray to God  “The Father through the Son in the Holy Spirit” (Eph 2: 18–22). Hence,  our Catholic faith “arises from man’s deepest experiences with God. It comes from the genuine living knowledge of those who have come to know God in faith.”

But all this comes from “Pentecost, as Jesuit Father Steve Bonian teaches that at  “Pentecost [when] the Spirit manifested the Father and the Son, with the great love between them, that spills into our world as our salvation.

“God’s graciousness as a most-loving Trinity is beautifully expressed in the joyous greeting in the letter of Saint Paul today: From Christ we receive “grace”; from the Father “love”; and from the Spirit “fellowship”. We are made members of God’s household; we are the divinely adopted children of God through Christ; his Spirit dwells in us; now we are “temples of his holy Name!”.