HOLY TRINITY SUNDAY
On the first Sunday after Pentecost the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. This revealed doctrine of God’s nature is that the eternal God is one in essence and being, yet three distinct persons—God the Father, God the Son (the Incarnate Jesus Christ), and God the Holy Spirit. This is the central and greatest mystery of the Christian faith. An everlasting and loving union with the Holy Trinity is the final end for which mankind is created. The divine inner life of the Holy Trinity is generously given to us as sanctifying grace through the Church’s Sacraments, which is fully and perfectly possessed by the saints in heaven.
When Jesus ascended into heaven 40 days after Easter, he instructed his Apostles to wait in Jerusalem for the sending of the Holy Spirit. Ten days later, on the Lord’s Day, the Apostles together with Mary were praying in the Upper Room when the Holy Spirit descended upon them as tongues of fire, as recorded in the second chapter of Acts. Jews from distant lands were gathered in Jerusalem for the Feast of the Harvest of the Firstfruits, the closing festival of the Pascal season. The Apostles, filled with the Holy Spirit, began to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the various languages of the people. Scripture records that as a result, 3,000 souls were baptized and added to the Church that day. Because of this, Pentecost is considered the birthday of the Catholic Church.
After Jesus’ Resurrection from the dead, he continued to appear to his disciples for a period of 40 days. After this time, with his Apostles gathered around him on the Mount of Olives, Jesus was taken up bodily into heaven, as recorded in the Gospels. To comfort them in his physical absence, he promised to send them a Consoler and Advocate, the Holy Spirit, to be with them and to guide them into all truth until the end of the world. The Solemnity of the Ascension of Our Lord is celebrated on the 40th day after Easter Sunday, also called Ascension Thursday. It is a Holy Day of Obligation, and among the oldest and most solemn feasts on the liturgical calendar. In many dioceses the feast is transferred to the following Sunday.
Good Morning ☀😊☀
What we see in our day, what we see in others and what we see in our lives depends mainly on what we look for.
See the beauty, see the positives, see the blessings; look for them. 🔍🔭👀
Wishing you a blessed and favourable day 🙏🏽😊🙏🏽
Good Morning ☀😊☀
Sometimes we have items in our homes that become useless for different reasons. We either give them away to someone who can use them or discard them because we just don’t know what to do again while some people have a garage sale. I’ve heard people say that they’re are useless; they don’t know what to do with themselves again.
We have life, we have God given talents and there are things we learn to do along the way.
We have purpose, sometimes undiscovered, so we can never be useless.
Wishing you a wonderful day 🙏🏽😉🙏🏽
“Prayer brings our mind into the brightness of divine light, and exposes our will to the warmth of divine love. Nothing else can so purge our mind from its ignorance, and our will from its depraved affections. It is a blessed fountain which, as it flows, revives our good desires and causes them to bring forth fruit, washes away the stains of infirmity from our soul, and calms the passions of our hearts.”
— St. Francis de Sales, p. 61
AN EXCERPT FROM
An Introduction to the Devout Life
DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY
From ancient times the Easter octave, culminating on the 8th day, has been centered on the theme of God’s mercy and forgiveness. The final day of the octave celebration of Easter is meant to be a day of thanksgiving to God for his goodness to mankind through the Paschal mystery, that is, the Passion, death, and Resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ. The Second Sunday of Easter was named Divine Mercy Sunday by Pope St. John Paul II following a request from Our Lord in his private revelations to St. Faustina Kowalska. On this day Jesus promised to open the floodgates of his inexhaustible mercy and shower abundant graces on those who participate in this feast day. A plenary indulgence is granted (under the usual conditions of sacramental confession, Eucharistic communion, and prayer for the intentions of the Holy Father) to the faithful who, in any church or chapel, in a spirit that is completely detached from the affection for a sin, even a venial sin, take part in the prayers and devotions held in honor of Divine Mercy, or who, in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament exposed or reserved in the tabernacle, recite the Our Father and the Creed, adding a devout prayer to the merciful Lord Jesus.