Let us pray, “In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” Amen.
Traditional Catholic Prayer Invocation
The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that “by sending his only Son and the Spirit of Love in the fullness of time, God has revealed his innermost secret: God himself is an eternal exchange of love, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and he has destined us to share in that exchange” (CCC 221).
This God, who comes to each one of us in a unique and personal way, by the very nature and mystery of our sacramental baptism, dwells within us. St. Paul the Apostle reminds us that we are, in faith and in fact, temples of the Holy Spirit. By worshiping the Trinity we realize the full truth of ourselves. “In the communion of grace with the Trinity, man’s ‘living area’ is broadened and raised up to the supernatural level of divine life. Man lives in God and by God” (Saint John Paul II) – (adapted from Magnificat, June 2020).
For a brief video and more on the mystery of The Trinity – a God who is Love – please enjoy below.
Peace be with you!
In Catholicism, Lectio Divina (from the Latin for Holy Reading) is a traditional monastic practice of scriptural reading, meditation, and prayer intended to promote communion with God and to increase the knowledge of God's word. For the practitioner, it follows a common rhythm of quiet reading (often aloud to oneself), of thoughtful meditation and contemplation on what one has read, and then, if so moved, of a prayerful dialogue with God in response to what one has encountered in scripture. This reflective, meditative active listening, if you will, allows the Holy Spirit to deepen one's awareness of God's presence and invites His initiative to speak with us.
LISTEN: God sent his Son that the world might be saved through him.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to John 3:16-18
God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him will not be condemned, but whoever does not believe has already been condemned, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.
The Gospel of the Lord
CONSIDER: On this solemnity of The Most Holy Trinity we declare, in the most definitive way, the person of God – that God is Love. In this reflection Bishop Barron reflects on the nature of the person of The Trinity, which is the majesty of the mystery of love.
A reflection on the Holy Trinity as published, The God Who is Love by Bishop Robert Barron; Word on Fire, June 7, 2020.
On this Trinity Sunday let us pray to know God in the family of his love, in the very nature of who God is.
Let us pray.
God, you are a family of love. Help me to know you in your Most Holy Trinity - the majesty of your mystery of love: The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Help me to grow in my faith. Help me to see you in all things. Help me to put on the wisdom of you, Lord, to be a light in a dark and confused world. Amen Author, Reason2bCatholic
It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness; He is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you.”
Saint John Paul II, pope
Agnus Dei, QUI TOLLIS PECCATA MUNDI, miserere nobis.
Be not afraid! And may the peace of Christ be with you and your loved ones today and always. Holy Family pray for us. Amen.