Sunday, June 07, 2009

Feast of the Most Holy Trinity

Consecration to the Holy Trinity
O everlasting and Triune God,
I consecrate myself wholly to you today
Let all my days offer you ceaseless praise,
My hands move to the rythm of your impulses,
My feet be swift in your service,
My voice sing constantly of you,
My lips proclaim your message,
My eyes perceive you everywhere,
And my ears be attuned to your inspirations.
May my intellect be filled with your wisdom,
My will be moved by your beauty,
My heart be enraptured with your love,
And my soul be flooded with your grace,
Grant that every action of mine be done
For your greater glory
And the advancement of my salvation. AMEN

Prayer to the Holy Trinity
Glory be to the Father,
Who by His almighty power and love created me,
making me in the image and likeness of God.

Glory be to the Son, Who by His
Precious Blood delivered me from hell,
and opened for me the gates of heaven.

Glory be to the Holy Spirit,
Who has sanctified me in the Sacrament of Baptism,
and continues to sanctify me
by the graces I receive daily from His bounty.



O my God, Trinity whom I adore, help me to forget myself entirely that I may be established in You as still and as peaceful as if my soul were already in eternity. May nothing trouble my peace or make me leave You, O my Unchanging One, but may each minute carry me further into the depths of Your Mystery. Give peace to my soul; make it Your heaven, Your beloved dwelling place. May I never leave You there alone but be wholly present, my faith wholly vigilant, wholly adoring, and wholly surrendered to Your creative Action.
O my Beloved Christ,crucified by love, I wish to be a bride for Your Heart; I wish to cover you with glory; I wish to love You...even to dying of it! But I feel my weekness and I ask You "to clothe me with Yourself", to identify my soul with all the movements of Your soul, to overwhelm me, to possess me, to substitute Yourself for me that my life may be a radiance of Your Life. Come into me as Adorer, as Restorer, as Saviour.
O Eternal Word, Word of my God, I want to spend my life listening to You, to become wholly teachable that I may learn all from You. Then, through all nights, all voids, all helplesness, I want to gaze on You always and remain in Your great light. O my Beloved Star, so fascinate me that I may not withdraw from Your radiance.
O consuming Fire, Spirit of Love, "come upon me", and create in my soul a kind of incarnation of the Word: that I may be another humaity in which He can renew His whole Mystery. And You, O Father, bend lovingly over Your poor little creature; "cover her with Your shadow," seeing in her only the "Beloved in whom You are well pleased."
O my Three, my All, my Beatitude, Infinite Solitude, Immensity in which I lose myself, I surrender myself to You as Your prey. Bury Yourself in me that I may bury myself in ou until I depart to contemplate in Your light the abyss of Your greatness.

Bl Elizabeth of the Trinity "Light, Love, Life"

The main picture is Murillo's painting "The Heavenly and Earthly Trinities"