Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity!

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“Lord Jesus Christ, who for the redemption of the world gave your life completely even unto death on a cross, we lift up your glorious cross as our sign of salvation. Through your infinite love, you transformed the hated cross, an instrument of humiliation and suffering, into the holy cross, a symbol of victory over the powers of sin and death. For this reason, we wear the holy cross around our necks, hang the cross in our homes, and now sign ourselves with that cross, + in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.”

from  Saint Junipero Serra’s Camino: A Pilgrimage Guide to the California Missions

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“If you are suffering from a bad man’s injustice, forgive him—lest there be two bad men.”

— St. Augustine

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“My God, you know infinitely better than I how little I love you. I would not love you at all except for your grace. It is your grace that has opened the eyes of my mind and enabled them to see your glory. It is your grace that has touched my heart and brought upon it the influence of what is so wonderfully beautiful and fair . . . O my God, whatever is nearer to me than you, things of this earth, and things more naturally pleasing to me, will be sure to interrupt the sight of you, unless your grace interferes. Keep my eyes, my ears, my heart from any such miserable tyranny. Break my bonds—raise my heart. Keep my whole being fixed on you. Let me never lose sight of you; and, while I gaze on you, let my love of you grow more and more everyday.”

— Bl. John Henry Cardinal Newman

 

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