~Sunday~ The Holy Trinity
The one God exists in three Persons, really distinct from each other and yet really identical with the one divine essence. God revealed this mystery of the Trinity. But even with that revelation, the mystery remains impenetrable to every created mind. Our part is to adore this great mystery with the greatest admiration and joy, to thank God for His great glory, and to dedicate our lives to the most Holy Trinity.
PETITION TO THE HOLY TRINITY
Most Holy Trinity, Godhead indivisible, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
our first beginning and our last end,
since Thou hast made us after Thine own image and likeness,
grant that all the thoughts of our minds,
all the words of our tongues,
all the affections of our hearts and
all our actions may be always conformed
to Thy most holy will, to the end that
after having seen Thee here below
in appearances and in a dark manner by means of
faith, we may come at last to contemplate Thee
face-to-face in the perfect possession of
Thee forever in paradise.
Indulgence of 3 (three) years. (58)
TO THE TRINITY DWELLING IN THE SOUL
O Most Holy Trinity, I adore Thee who are dwelling by Thy grace within my soul.
O Most Holy Trinity, who art dwelling by Thy grace within my soul, make me love Thee more and more.
O Most Holy Trinity, who art dwelling by Thy grace within my soul, sanctify me more and more.
Abide with me, O Lord; be Thou my true joy.
Indulgence of 300 days for this prayer and Petition to the Holy Trinity even when recited separately. (12)
CONSECRATION TO THE THREE PERSONS
In order that I may be a living act of perfect love,
I offer myself as a whole burnt offering to Thy tender love,
beseeching Thee to consume me continually,
letting my soul overflow with the floods of
infinite tenderness that are found in Thee,
that so I may become a martyr of Thy love, O God!
Let this martyrdom make me ready
to appear before Thee and at last cause me to expire;
let my soul cast itself without delay
into the everlasting arms of Thy merciful love.
With every beat of my heart I desire,
O my dearly Beloved,
to renew this offering an infinite number of times,
until that day when the shadows shall vanish
and I shall be able to retell
my love in eternal union with Thee!
Indulgence of 3 years; plenary indulgence on the usual conditions, if this act of oblation is repeated devoutly every day for a month. (57)
IN PRAISE OF THE TRINITY
With our whole heart and voice we glorify Thee,
we praise Thee,
we bless Thee,
God the Father unbegotten,
the only-begotten Son,
the Holy Spirit, the Parac1ete,
the holy and undivided Trinity.
For Thou art great,
and dost wonderful things:
Thou alone art God.
To Thee be praise,
to Thee glory,
to Thee thanksgiving
for ever and ever,
O Lord, our God,
we believe in Thee, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
As far as I have been able,
as much as Thou hast given me the power to do so,
I have sought for Thee.
I have desired to see that in which I believe;
much have I striven and labored.
Lord, my God,
my only hope,
let me never tire of seeking Thee,
but make me seek Thy face with constant ardor.
Give me the strength to seek after Thee
Thou who hast made me find Thee,
who hast given me more and more the hope of finding Thee.
Thou seest my strength and my weakness;
do Thou sustain the one and heal the other;
Thou seest my strength and my ignorance.
Where Thou hast opened to me,
come make me welcome;
where Thou hast closed to me,
open to my plea.
Give me to remember, understand, and love Thee.
SAINT AUGUSTINE – August 28 (Western) | June 15 (Eastern) | November 4 (Assyrian)
PRAYER OF THANKS
O eternal God! Father, Son, and Holy Spirit;
the beginning and end of all things;
in whom we live and move and have our being;
prostrate before Thee in body and soul, I adore Thee.
I bless Thee and give Thee thanks.
What return can I make to Thee, O God,
for all that Thou hast done for me?
I will bless Thy Holy Name,
and serve Thee all the days of my life.
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and let all that is within me bless His Holy Name.
From The Prayer Book-Beautiful and Helpful Prayers from Ancient and Modern Sources edited by Reverend John P O’Connell, MA, STD and Jex Martin, MA The Catholic Press, Inc., Chicago Illinois in 1959. 18-20. © 1954 Imprimatur Samuel Cardinal Stritch, Archbishop of Chicago May 10 1954. Print.