O Blessed Trinity!

O Blessed Trinity!

Posted on : May 24, 2024

“When they all saw him, they worshiped, but they doubted.”

Just this past Monday, I gave a talk on “what I learned from the game of golf.”  In it, I shared a quote from Arnold Palmer: “Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect.”  It almost sounds like God, especially when we try to think about the Trinity.  Every time we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, I often hear statements like “the Trinity is a mystery” or “we can only know so much about the Trinity.”  When we live by these statements, we can feel helpless and almost cease trying to understand the truths of our faith.  What we need to remember is that there are things we can understand about the Trinity.  The Church has been trying to understand and digest this truth for centuries.  We can read more about the Trinity and pray to the Holy Spirit for understanding.  Take a moment and pray with these quotes on the Trinity to better understand our faith…

  • Teresa of Ávila: “The three Persons are distinct from one another; a sublime knowledge is infused into the soul, imbuing it with a certainty of the truth that the Three are of one substance, power, and knowledge and are one God.”
  • Thomas Aquinas: “The Father loves not only the Son but also Himself and us, by the Holy Ghost.”
  • John Paul II: “A great mystery, a mystery of love, an ineffable mystery, before which words must give way to the silence of wonder and worship. A divine mystery that challenges and involves us, because a share in the Trinitarian life was given to us through grace, through the redemptive Incarnation of the Word and the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
  • Francis de Sales: “I vow and consecrate to God all that is in me: my memory and my actions to God the Father; my understanding and my words to God the Son; my will and my thoughts to God the Holy Spirit.”

Special Thanks!  Thank you to all who supported and participated in the golf outing last weekend.  Thank you to Rick Evans, Dominic Rizzo and Katie Kinsinger for all their work to make this possible.  All proceeds will support our CYO athletics.

Have a blessed week,
Fr. Jeremy

P.S. Next Sunday for the feast of Corpus Christi, we will be having a Eucharistic procession after the 11:00 a.m. Mass.  We will process to the Grotto along Manchester Rd. See you there!

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