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The Profession of Faith

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Being a work at once common and personal, the whole

divine economy makes known both what is proper to the divine

persons and their one divine nature. Hence the whole Christian life

is a communion with each of the divine persons, without in any

way separating them. Everyone who glorifies the Father does so

through the Son in the Holy Spirit; everyone who follows Christ

does so because the Father draws him and the Spirit moves him.

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The ultimate end of the whole divine economy is the entry

of God’s creatures into the perfect unity of the Blessed Trinity.

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But even now we are called to be a dwelling for the Most Holy

Trinity: “If a man loves me,” says the Lord, “he will keep my word,

and my Father will love him, and we will come to him, and make

our home with him”:

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O my God, Trinity whom I adore, help me forget myself

entirely so to establish myself in you, unmovable and peace­

ful as if my soul were already in eternity. May nothing be

able to trouble my peace or make me leave you, O my

unchanging God, but may each minute bring me more

deeply into your mystery! Grant my soul peace. Make it your

heaven, your beloved dwelling and the place of your rest.

May I never abandon you there, but may I be there, whole

and entire, completely vigilant in my faith, entirely adoring,

and wholly given over to your creative action.

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IN BRIEF

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The mystery of the Most Holy Trinity is the central

mystery of the Christian faith and of Christian life.

God alone can make it known to us by revealing

himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

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The Incarnation of God’s Son reveals that God is the

eternal Father and that the Son is consubstantial with

the Father, which means that, in the Father and with

the Father, the Son is one and the same God.

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The mission of the Holy Spirit, sent by the Father in

the name of the Son (

Jn

14:26) and by the Son “from

the Father” (

Jn

15:26), reveals that, with them, the

Spirit is one and the same God. “Who with the Father

99 Cf.

Jn

6:44;

Rom

8:14.

100 Cf.

Jn

17:21-23.

101

Jn

14:23.

102 Prayer of Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity.

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