Prayer to the Holy Trinity

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The Ecstasy of St Catherine of Siena - by BATONI, Pompeo - from Museo di Villa Guinigi, Lucca

 

Supernatural Order
( If you are in the State of Sanctifying Grace,
the Holy Trinity dwells 'in-you'
in a very Special and Personal way.
)

Human Being/Person
(A Unity (1) of Body and Soul)

Natural
Order

Supernatural
Order

Natural
Body
(Subordinate-Partner)

Natural
Soul
(Dominant Partner)

Supernatural Grace/Infused Virtues and Gifts of the Trinity

The Supernatural Order is the Ensemble of Effects exceeding the Powers of the Created Universe, and Gratuitously produced directly by God for the purpose of Raising the Rational Creature above its Natural Sphere to a God-like Life and Destiny.

 

 

Prayer to the Holy Trinity

by Saint Catherine of Siena (1347-1380),
Doctor of the Church

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This lovely prayer is Act of Thanksgiving to the Trinity, from St Catherine's Dialogue on Divine Providence. It appears in the Office of the Readings on her feast day, April 29.

vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes) O Eternal God! O Eternal Trinity! Through the union of Thy Divine Nature Thou hast made so precious the Blood of Thine Only-Begotten Son! O Eternal Trinity, Thou art as deep a Mystery as the sea, in Whom the more I seek, the more I find; and the more I find, the more I seek. For even immersed in the depths of Thee, my Soul is never satisfied, always famished and hungering for Thee, Eternal Trinity, wishing and desiring to see Thee, the True Light.

vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes) O Eternal Trinity, with the light of understanding I have tasted and seen the depths of Thy Mystery and the Beauty of Thy Creation. In seeing myself in Thee, I have seen that I will become like Thee. O Eternal Father, from Thy Power and Thy Wisdom clearly Thou hast given to me a share of that Wisdom which belongs to Thine Only-Begotten Son. And truly hast the Holy Spirit, Who procedeth from Thee, Father and Son, given to me the desire to love Thee.

vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes) O Eternal Trinity, Thou art my Maker and I am Thy Creation. Illuminated by Thee, I have learned that Thou hast made me a new creation through the Blood of Thine Only-begotten Son because Thou art captivated by Love at the Beauty of Thy creation.

vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes) O Eternal Trinity, O Divinity, O Unfathomable Abyss, O deepest sea, what greater gift could Thou givest me then Thy very Self? Thou art a fire that burns eternally yet never consumed, a fire that consumes with Thy heat my self-love. Again and again Thou art the fire Who taketh away all cold heartedness and illuminateth the Mind by Thy Light, the Light with which Thou hast made me to know Thy Truth.

vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes) By this mirrored Light I know Thou are the highest Good, a Good above all Good, a fortunate Good, an incomprehensible Good, an unmeasurable Good, a Beauty above all Beauty, a Wisdom above all Wisdom, for Thou art Wisdom Itself, the the Food of Angels, the Fire of Love that Thou givest to man.

vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes) Thou art the garment covering our nakedness. Thou feedest our family with Thy sweetness, a sweetness Thou art from which there is no trace of bitterness. O Eternal Trinity!

Amen