trinity 350pxGod is One and God is a Trinity of persons, loving one another: Father – Creator, Son – Jesus and Holy Spirit. This is a mystery.

“In brief, the doctrine of the Trinity teaches that Jesus is the visible image of the Father, the invisible God; and the Holy Spirit is sent by the Father in the name of Jesus, the Son. We know God is a trinity of persons because God has revealed this truth to us. Jesus teaches that God is Father (Jn 17:1). The Father teaches that he has a Son (eg. at Jesus’ Baptism, Lk 3:22). And Jesus reveals that the Father will send the Holy Spirit in his name, a Spirit of truth and love (see Jn 14:16).” (Taken from; This is Our Faith: A Catholic Catechism for Adults, M. F. Pennock, p 34).

All creation exists and is sustained by the presence, life and love of the divine Trinity. This divine ‘community’ of life and love, is the origin and source of all authentic Christian community life.

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“When the Advocate comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father,
the Spirit of truth who issues from the Father, he will be my witness.” (John 15:26)

“As the Father sent me, so am I sending you.”
After saying this he breathed on them and said: “Receive the Holy Spirit.” (John 20:21-22).

“The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all”
(2 Corinthians 13:13)

“This, then, is what I pray, kneeling before the Father, from whom every family,
whether spiritual or natural, takes its name:
Out of his infinite glory, may he give you the power through his Spirit for your hidden self to grow strong,
so that Christ may live in your hearts through faith, and then, planted in love and built on love,
you will with all the saints have strength to grasp the breadth and length, the height and the depth,
until knowing the love of Christ, which is beyond all knowledge, you are filled with the utter fullness of God.
Glory be to him whose power working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine;
glory be to him from generation to generation in the Church and in Christ Jesus for ever and ever. Amen.”
(Ephesians 3:14-21).

Christians are baptized “in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” Before receiving the sacrament they respond to a three–part question when asked to confess the Father, the Son and the Spirit: “I do.” “The faith of all Christians rests on the Trinity.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, par 232).

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