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Trinity Sunday 2022: 10 enlightening quotes from saints on the Holy Trinity

The Solemnity of the Holy Trinity, also known as Trinity Sunday, is observed on the Sunday following Pentecost. This year’s feast falls on June 12 and draws our attention to the mystery of the Trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Over time, saints have commented on the significance of the Holy Trinity, speaking of its grandeur, simplicity, and power to transform the souls of believers.

To pay homage to the Holy Trinity, here are 10 enlightening quotes from the mouths, minds and hearts of 10 different saints:

  1. St. Augustine: “For to have the fruit of God the Trinity, in whose image we are made, is indeed the fulness of our joy, to which there is no greater.”

  2. Saint Teresa of Avila: “The three Persons are distinct from each other; a sublime knowledge is infused into the soul, imbuing it with the certainty of the truth that the Three are of one substance, power and knowledge and are one God.

  3. Saint Seraphim of Sarov: “Despite our sinfulness, despite the darkness that surrounds our souls, the grace of the Holy Spirit, conferred by baptism in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, still shines in our hearts with the unquenchable light of Christ …and when the sinner turns to the way of repentance, the light washes away every trace of the sins committed, clothing the former sinner in the garments of incorruption, spun by the grace of the Holy Spirit. this acquisition of the Holy Spirit that I was talking about.

  4. St. Patrick (from the prayer ‘St. Patrick’s Breastplate’): “Today I have taken on tremendous strength as I invoke the Trinity, confessing the Three with faith in the One as I face my Creator.”

  5. Saint Catherine of Siena: “O Trinity, eternal Trinity! Fire, abyss of love… Was it even necessary that you give the Holy Trinity as food for souls? Not only did you give us your Word through Redemption and in the Eucharist, but you also have yourself in the fullness of love for your creature.”

    A statue of the Holy Trinity in Budapest, Hungary.  Daniel Ibanez/ANC
    A statue of the Holy Trinity in Budapest, Hungary. Daniel Ibanez/ANC
  6. Saint Thomas Aquinas: “The Father not only loves the Son, but also Himself and us, through the Holy Spirit.”

  7. Saint Ambrose: “Arise, you who slept soundly…Arise and hasten to the Church: here is the Father, here is the Son, here is the Holy Spirit.

  8. Saint Pope John Paul II: “A great mystery, a mystery of love, an ineffable mystery, before which words must give way to the silence of wonder and adoration. A divine mystery that challenges us and engages us, because participation in the Trinitarian life has been given to us by grace, by the redemptive Incarnation of the Word and the gift of the Holy Spirit.

  9. Saint Faustina: “When one of the three persons communicates with a soul, by the power of that single will, he finds himself united with the three persons and is flooded with the happiness which flows from the Most Holy Trinity, the same happiness which nourishes the saints. This the same happiness which springs from the Most Holy Trinity makes all creation happy; from it springs that life which vivifies and gives all life which draws its origin from it.

  10. Saint Francis de Sales (from a prayer of consecration to the Trinity): “I swear and consecrate to God all that is in me: My memory and my actions to God the Father; My understanding and my words to God the Son; My will and thoughts to God the Holy Spirit.