Posted by: fvbcdm | June 1, 2012

Feast of Saint Justin Martyr (1 June 2012)


This first day of June is also the first Friday of our new month, a day specially dedicated to our devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, as is the entire month of June.  Let us be aware that today we enter into the season of the Heart of Jesus, that Heart in which, as our liturgy says, are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.    

And this Sunday is the solemnity of the Holy Trinity.  Since the beginning of Advent, we have contemplated the Father, and then the Son, and finally the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, which we celebrated last Sunday.  This Sunday, we put them all together, as it were, and keep festival of the three divine Persons in the one indivisible God.  Let us listen to what the Preface of the Mass of the Blessed Trinity says:  “With your only-begotten Son and the Holy Spirit you are one God, one Lord: not in the unity of a single person, but in a trinity of one substance.  For what you have revealed to us of your glory, we believe equally of your Son and of the Holy Spirit, so that, in the confessing of the true and eternal Godhead, you might be adored in what is proper to each Person: their unity in substance, and their equality in majesty.”  In the gospel of the Mass of the Blessed Trinity, we hear Our Lord commanding his apostles to baptize all nations in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Every time we make the sign of the cross, we are in fact repeating our baptismal vows since we are sacramentally washed in the name of the three Divine Persons at the moment of our baptism.  Let us try to think of this as often as possible, and rejoice in our trinitarian faith and identity.  Thank you for seeking God’s truth. God bless you.  Father Victor Brown, O.P.


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