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Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament

Province of Saint Ann

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Daily Eucharistic Reflections

May 26, 2024

Solemnity of The Most Holy Trinity

One part celery, two parts onion, and one part carrot is known in French cooking as a mirepoix or holy trinity. Equal parts of onion, celery, and bell pepper are the holy trinity of Cajun/Creole cooking. These ingredients work harmoniously, creating a solid foundation for other cuisines, but for those who live in the south, they are essential for dishes like gumbo, jambalaya, and etouffee. The onions develop depth and sweetness, and the celery is refreshing and herbaceous, and the bell pepper, spice, zing, and color.

Today, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, one God in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Church calls this a mystery. Growing up, I accepted many things on faith but struggled with this concept. Years ago, my husband and I were fans of Emeril Lagasse, who used the holy trinity in many dishes. His understanding of how these ingredients work harmoniously, creating delicious dishes, helped my understanding of one God in three persons.

Before Mass this morning, sitting in the pew, I wondered if we recognize and appreciate the Trinity in our daily lives, especially the Mass. Today’s Gospel from Matthew is Jesus’ final words to the disciples: Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Every Mass begins and ends with the proclamation of these words, uniting us. Jesus is made present not only in the form of Bread and Wine but in the Word of God. We sing their praise in the Gloria and Doxology and profess our belief in the Profession of Faith: one God, three persons working harmoniously, guiding us on our journey.

At Mass today, give extra thanks to God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit!

Closing Prayer

God, the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us. God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us. God the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us. Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us. Amen. (Taken from the Litany of the Blessed Sacrament, Saint Eymard)

 

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