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The Most Holy Trinity shows that God is a communion of love | Catholic National Register

‘The feast of the Most Holy Trinity invites us to engage in daily events [of life], to be the leaven of communion, of consolation and of mercy, ”François declared on May 22.

VATICAN CITY – The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity is an invitation for us to commit ourselves to enriching our daily relationships by promoting communion, consolation and mercy, Pope Francis said during his weekly address to the Angelus of Sunday.

“Our being created in the image and likeness of God in communion calls us to understand ourselves as beings in relationship and to live interpersonal relationships in solidarity and reciprocal love”, declared the Pope to the pilgrims on the Place Saint-Pierre on May 22.

“In this mission, we are sustained by the strength given to us by the Holy Spirit: it heals the flesh of humanity wounded by injustice, oppression, hatred and greed.

Pope Francis focused his May 22 Angelus address on the Trinity, which is celebrated on the first Sunday after Pentecost.

Delivering his speech from the Palace of the Popes in a crowded plaza, Francis declared that “the“ Divine Family ”is not closed in on itself, but is open, communicates in creation and in history and has entered the world. world of men to call everyone to take part. “

“The feast of the Most Holy Trinity invites us to engage in daily events [of life], to be the leaven of communion, of consolation and of mercy.

Pope Francis explained how these relationships play out between ecclesial communities, families, friends, co-workers, etc.

These are “concrete opportunities available to us to build ever richer human relationships, capable of reciprocal respect and disinterested love”.

The Gospel reading for John’s Day, he explained, is taken from part of Jesus’ discourse shortly before his passion, in which Christ describes the relationship between the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Knowing that he must accomplish the Father’s plan through his own death and resurrection, Jesus assures the disciples that he will not abandon them, “for his mission will be continued by the Holy Spirit”, declared the Pope.

He said that Jesus explains how the “Holy Spirit guides us in understanding the many things that Jesus himself has yet to say.”

The Holy Spirit guides us in new life situations, helps us keep our gaze on Jesus, while being “open to events and to the future.”

“He helps us to walk in history, firmly rooted in the Gospel and with dynamic fidelity to our traditions and customs.

“However, the mystery of the Trinity also speaks of us, of our relationship with the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit,” Pope Francis said.

Through baptism, “the Holy Spirit has placed in (us) the heart and the life of God, which is the communion of love,” declared the Pope.

“God is a ‘family’ of three people who love each other so much that they are one.

Finally, Pope Francis turned to Mary, “the mirror of the Trinity, to strengthen our faith in the Trinitarian mystery and to embody it with choices and attitudes of love and unity”.

After leading the crowds in the prayer of the Angelus, the Pope recognized the beatification of Francesco Maria Greco, diocesan priest and founder of the Sisters Little Workers of the Sacred Hearts.

“We give thanks to God for this exemplary priest”, he declared to the applause of the crowd. “This applause is for many good priests who are here in Italy!”

Pope Francis also mentioned the first global humanitarian summit, which is due to begin in Istanbul on Monday.

The objective of the meeting is to discuss the measures necessary to deal with “dramatic humanitarian situations caused by conflict, environmental problems and extreme poverty,” he said.

“We accompany the participants in this meeting with prayer, so that they can fully commit themselves to the main humanitarian objective: to save the life of every human being, without exception, in particular the innocent and the defenseless.

Pope Francis also observed that on Tuesday, May 24, Catholics in China celebrate Mary Help of Christians, who is worshiped at Sheshan Shrine in Shanghai. Saying that “we will unite spiritually with the faithful Catholics in China,” that day, he asked Mary “to give her children in China the ability to discern at all times the signs of the loving presence of God, who always welcomes always forgives.

“In this Year of Mercy, Chinese Catholics, as well as those who follow other noble religious traditions, can become a concrete sign of love and reconciliation,” said the Pope. “In this way, they can promote an authentic culture of meeting and harmony of all of society, the harmony that so cherishes the Chinese spirit.”