Trinity Sunday

MedievalAbstraction5Today we celebrate the central mystery of the Christian faith, and one that sets us apart from every other religion: the Holy Trinity – One God in Three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Our religious order also celebrates the tradition of renewing our vows communally on this day. We think of today’s feast as the gateway to a slew of solemnities and feasts which occur after the close of the Easter season: Corpus Christi, the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Immaculate Heart of Mary, St. John the Baptist, and Sts. Peter and Paul.  In the monastery all these celebrations can be a little exhausting, but we are grateful for the wisdom of the liturgical calendar, which gives us times of “ordinary” joy, and times of extraordinary joy.

Here is the Holy Father’s Sunday Angelus address from earlier today, speaking about the feast of the Holy Trinity:

Dear brothers and sisters, good morning and good Sunday!

Today we celebrate the feast of the Holy Trinity, that reminds of the mystery of the one God in three Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The Trinity is the communion of Divine Persons who are with one another, for one another, in one Continue reading