The Profession of Faith
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.
The ultimate end of the whole divine economy is the entry
of God’s creatures into the perfect unity of the Blessed Trinity.
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”:
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.
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.
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.
The mission of the Holy Spirit, sent by the Father in
the name of the Son (
14:26) and by the Son “from
the Father” (
15:26), reveals that, with them, the
Spirit is one and the same God. “Who with the Father
102 Prayer of Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity.