• Sr. Dorothy Jean Beyer, OSB

June 7, 2020 - The Most Holy Trinity

“Glory and praise forever!"



Readings

Book of Exodus 34:4b-6, 8-9

Second Letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians 13:11-13

Gospel according to John 3:16-18


Reflection

by Sister Dorothy Jean Beyer, OSB


In late May, our community had the powerful retreat experience with Prior Cyprian Consiglio, OSB Cam., of the New Camaldoli Hermitage in Big Sur, California. The title of the retreat was “The Silence, The Word, The Music, and The Dance.” He invited us during the retreat to “turn inward, lose yourselves in the depths.” Father Cyprian spoke eloquently about the Trinity in ten conferences. I took his suggestion and let his words about the Trinity wash over me, letting them sink into my heart and mind. Over the five days, his words, his songs, and his prayers flooded my soul and I stood in wonder at the depths and the mystery of the Holy Trinity. The Trinity is fundamental to our faith. It is the touchstone of our spiritual awakening as to who God is and who we are.

The icon of the famous Russian iconographer, Andrei Rublev, called “The Trinity,” has an opening at the table of the Trinity for a fourth person. That place is for a fourth guest – and as Father Cyprian says, that space is “for me, for us, and for all creation.” We are invited in…

This Sunday, we celebrate the Most Holy Trinity. How can I – and you – and all of us turn inward, lose ourselves in the depth of mystery of who God is and who we are? The mystery is immense, unfathomable, awe inspiring, and so totally life defining. What is our response to such total, overflowing love given to us by the Three Persons of the Trinity? Perhaps, we can use the refrain of the Responsorial Psalm: GLORY AND PRAISE FOR EVER! In the midst of this pandemic, let us remember that we are held in the life of the Trinity, totally loved and known.

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you. (Second Letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians 13:13)

“…so that in all things God may be glorified.” Rule of Benedict:57:9

Gospel Acclamation

“Glory to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit;

to God who is, who was, and who is to come.”

Revelation 1:8

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