The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Intention: That God will continue to bless Lasallian schools with the courage and zeal to proclaim the Gospel through its fidelity to Christ’s teachings, its openness to the Holy Spirit, and its service of all of God’s children.

Today’s Gospel | Matthew 28:16-20

The eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had ordered them.  When they all saw him, they worshiped, but they doubted.  Then Jesus approached and said to them, “All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.  And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.”

From the Meditation on Trinity Sunday | Saint John Baptiste de La Salle

If it is true that this mystery, which has no equal in dignity and in holiness, is the first object of all the veneration of the faithful, it ought to be all the more important for you, because you are obliged to teach it and to make it known to children, who are living plants in the field of the Church.

They too were consecrated to the Most Holy Trinity in Baptism, just as you were; they bear in their souls the indelible character of their belonging to God. They are indebted to this adorable mystery for the anointing with grace that has been poured into their hearts. It is only right that you, who are responsible for explaining this mystery to them as far as faith allows, must recognize it as the source of all enlightenment, the foundation of faith, and the basis of our religion.

With this in view, today pay very special honor and be dedicated entirely to the Most Holy Trinity to contribute as far as you will be able to extend its glory over all the earth. For this purpose, enter into the spirit of your Institute, and stir up in you the zeal that God wishes you to have in its fullness, so that you can give your students some understanding of this sacred mystery.

Prayer

Eternal Father, on this day when we remember the mystery of the Holy Trinity, we pray that we all might learn from the example of harmony and love that you share with your Son and Spirit.  Help us to be generous and grateful instruments of your Triune love.  May we build a community of humanity, seeking unity among all peoples and nations, especially embracing our brothers and sisters who have been rejected or forgotten.  We ask this of you, who lives and reigns with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever.  Amen.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle, pray for us.
Live Jesus in our hearts forever.