Sunday, June 12, 2022

1 + 1 + 1 is One

 "The Best ideal is the true and other truth is none. 
All glory be ascribed to the holy Three in One."  
Gerard Manley Hopkins

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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.

Horae ad usum Parisiensem [Grandes Heures de Jean de Berry]. Auteur : Jacquemart de Hesdin. Enlumineur Auteur : pseudo-Jacquemart. Enlumineur Auteur : Maître de Boucicaut. Enlumineur Auteur : Maître du duc de Bedford. Enlumineur Date d'édition : 1400-1410 Type : manuscrit Langue :  Latin:

"O Trinity, eternal Trinity! Fire, abyss of love
was it necessary that You should give
 the Holy Trinity as food for souls?

You gave us not only Your Word
through the Redemption and in the Eucharist,
but You also gave Yourself
in the fullness of love for Your creature.

St Catherine of Siena

Painting above:  Holy Trinity ~ Jacquemart de Hesdin

O Sisters, if we would only comprehend the fact 
that while the Eucharistic Species remain within us, 
Jesus is there and working in us
inseparably with the Father and the Holy Spirit
and therefore the whole Holy Trinity is there."

St Mary Magdalene di Pazzi

"In the communion of grace with the Trinity, 
man's 'living area' is broadened
and raised up to the supernatural level of divine life."

Pope St John Paul II

"The Eucharistic gift assumes even more awesome proportions when we reflect 
that the Son of God present herein is ever united, intimately and indivisibly, with His co-Persons in the Trinity - His Eternal Father and their mutual Spirit of Love; which means that they, too, are mysteriously yet really with Him, and consequently with us no less.  In effect, then, the total Eucharistic mystery includes the presence of both the Father and the Holy Spirit as an inseparable concomitant.  That is, the Blessed Sacrament embraces the 
Trinitarian mystery within its compass." 

Fr Richard Foley, SJ - Excerpt from Mary and the Eucharist

Click here: What is the Trinity? - (2:24 mins) Bishop Robert Barron
One and One and One are One. A Homily for Trinity Sunday - Community in Mission (Msgr Charles Pope)


All glory be to the Father
and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit.

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