and the Son is adored and glorified” (Nicene
“The Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father as the first
principle and, by the eternal gift of this to the Son, from
the communion of both the Father and the Son” (St.
15, 26, 47: PL 42:1095).
By the grace of Baptism “in the name of the Father and
of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,” we are called to
share in the life of the Blessed Trinity, here on earth in
the obscurity of faith, and after death in eternal light
(Cf. Paul VI,
“Now this is the Catholic faith: We worship one God
in the Trinity and the Trinity in unity, without either
confusing the persons or dividing the substance; for
the person of the Father is one, the Son’s is another, the
Holy Spirit’s another; but the Godhead of the Father,
Son, and Holy Spirit is one, their glory equal, their
majesty coeternal” (Athanasian Creed; DS 75; ND 16).
Inseparable in what they are, the divine persons are
also inseparable in what they do. But within the single
divine operation each shows forth what is proper to
him in the Trinity, especially in the divine missions of
the Son’s Incarnation and the gift of the Holy Spirit.