The one God exists in three Persons, really distinct from each other and yet really identical with the one divine essence. God revealed this mystery of the Trinity. But even with that revelation, the mystery remains impenetrable to every created mind. Our part is to adore this great mystery with the greatest admiration and joy, to thank God for His great glory, and to dedicate our lives to the most Holy Trinity.
PETITION TO THE HOLY TRINITY
Most Holy Trinity, Godhead indivisible, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, our first beginning and our last end, since Thou hast made us after Thine own image and likeness, grant that all the thoughts of our minds, all the words of our tongues, all the affections of our hearts and all our actions may be always conformed to Thy most holy will, to the end that after having seen Thee here below in appearances and in a dark manner by means of faith, we may come at last to contemplate Thee face-to-face in the perfect possession of Thee for ever in paradise. Amen.
Indulgence of 3 years. (58)
TO THE TRINITY DWELLING IN THE SOUL
0 Most Holy Trinity, I adore Thee who are dwelling by Thy grace within my soul. 0 Most Holy Trinity, who art dwelling by Thy grace within my soul, make me love Thee more and more. 0 Most Holy Trinity, who art dwelling by Thy grace within my soul, sanctify me more and more. Abide with me, 0 Lord; be Thou my true joy.
Indulgence of 300 days for each of the above prayers even when recited separately. (12)
IN PRAISE OF THE TRINITY
With our whole heart and voice we glorify Thee, we praise Thee, we bless Thee, God the Father unbegotten, the only begotten Son, the Holy Ghost, the Paraclete, the holy an undivided Trinity. . For Thou art great, and dost wonderful things: Thou alone art God. To Thee be praise, to Thee glory, to Thee thanksgiving for ever and ever, 0 blessed Trinity!
CONSECRATION TO THE THREE PERSONS
In order that I may be a living act of perfect love I offer myself as a whole burnt offering to Thy tender love, beseeching Thee to consume me continually, letting my soul overflow with the floods of infinite tenderness that are found in Thee, that so I may become a martyr of Thy love, O God! Let this martyrdom make me ready to appear before Thee and at last cause me to expire; let my soul cast itself without delay into the everlasting arms of Thy merciful love. With every beat o my heart I desire, 0 my dearly Beloved to renew this offering an infinite number of times, until that day when the shadows shall vanish and I shall be able to retell my love in eternal union with Thee!
Indulgence of 3 years; plenary indulgence on the usual conditions, if this act of oblation is repeated devoutly every day for a month.(57)
0 Lord, our God, we believe in Thee, Father, Son and Holy Ghost. As far as I have been able, as much as Thou hast given me the power to do so, I have sought for Thee. I have desired to see that in which I believe; much have I striven and labored. Lord my God, my only hope, let me never tire of seeking Thee but make me seek Thy face with constant ardor. Give me The strength to seek after Thee-Thou who hast made me find Thee, who hast given me more and more the hope of finding Thee. Thou seest my strength and my weakness; do Thou sustain the one and heal the other; Thou seest my strength and my ignorance. Where Thou hast opened to me, come make me welcome; where Thou hast closed to me, open to my plea. Give me to remember, understand, and love Thee.
PRAYER OF THANKS
0 eternal God! Father, Son, and Holy Ghost; the beginning and end of all things; in whom we live and moved and have our being; prostrate before Thee in body and soul, I adore Thee. I bless Thee and give Thee thanks. What return can I Make to Thee, O God, for all Thou hast done for me? I will bless Thy Holy Name, and serve Thee all the days of my life. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and let all that is within me bless His holy Name. Amen.