Holy Trinity

The Holy Trinity

Catholics believe in one God in three persons.

The mystery of the Holy Trinity is that the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are all equally the same eternal God even though they are separate and unique persons.

Knowing the Trinity is necessary to know who God is and is central to the Catholic faith.

As Catholics we are invited to share in the life of the Holy Trinity, by who’s grace and in whose name we are baptized.

The Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity on the Sunday after Pentecost.

God is both one and many:

He is an eternal exchange of love:

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age.”

Matthew 28: 18-20

God’s innermost secret:

The central mystery of our faith:

The Trinity is unique to Christian teaching about God:

This Sunday of the Most Holy Trinity, in a certain sense sums up God’s revelation which was brought about through the Paschal Mysteries: Christ’s death and Resurrection, his Ascension to the right hand of the Father and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. The human mind and language are inadequate to explain the relationship that exists between the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit; yet the Fathers of the Church sought to illustrate the mystery of the Triune God by living it with deep faith in their own lives.

Pope Benedict XVI, Homily, Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, May 30, 2010

The Holy Trinity is complicated for our minds:

All metaphors and analogies fail to explain the Trinity:

From the beginning, the revealed truth of the Holy Trinity has been at the very root of the Church’s living faith, principally by means of Baptism. It finds its expression in the rule of baptismal faith, formulated in the preaching, catechesis and prayer of the Church. Such formulations are already found in the apostolic writings, such as this salutation taken up in the Eucharistic liturgy: “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.”

Catechism of the Catholic Church 249

We wouldn’t know it if God had not revealed it:

The Trinity is in the Bible but not explicitly:

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