Sunday, June 19, 2011

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

 "All three in a great dynamic of love,
are so close that they are One God." ~ Fr. John Foley, S. J.


Trinity Sunday, officially "The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity," is one of the few feasts
of the Christian Year that celebrates a reality and doctrine rather than an event or person.
On Trinity Sunday we remember and honor the eternal God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Trinity Sunday is celebrated the Sunday after Pentecost, and lasts only one day, which is
symbolic of the unity of the Trinity. The Eastern Churches have no tradition of
Trinity Sunday, arguing that they celebrate the Trinity every Sunday.
Westerners do as well, although they set aside a special feast day for the purpose.


 "Jesus Christ, who ‘through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God’ (Heb 9:14), makes us, in the gift of the Eucharist, sharers in God’s own life. This is an absolutely free gift, the superabundant fulfillment of God’s promises. The Church receives, celebrates and adores this gift in faithful obedience.

The ‘mystery of faith’ is thus a mystery of Trinitarian love,
a mystery in which we are called by grace to participate.
We too should therefore exclaim with St Augustine:
‘If you see love, you see the Trinity.’

Pope Benedict XVI
Sacramentum Caritatis, 8


“The veil of mystery has been torn asunder.
He is there, my God, infinite Unity, adorable Trinity,
under the appearance of a small piece of bread.

Bl. Dina Belanger

Blessed Father's Day to all Fathers!
"The most important thing a father can do
for his children is to love their mother."

Fr. Theodore Hesburgh, CSC, 
President Emeritus, Notre Dame


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