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JOURNAL POSTINGS Sunday 27 May 2018, Solemnity of the most Holy Trinity. Here is the beginning of the Athanasian Creed: 'Whosoever will be saved, before all things it is necessary that he hold the catholic faith; Which faith except everyone do keep whole and undefiled, without doubt he shall perish everlastingly. And the catholic faith is this: That we worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity; Neither confounding the persons nor dividing the substance. For there is one person of the Father, another of the Son, and another of the Holy Spirit. But the Godhead of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit is all one, the glory equal, the majesty coeternal. Such as the Father is, such is the Son, and such is the Holy Spirit. The Father uncreated, the Son uncreated, and the Holy Spirit uncreated. The Father incomprehensible, the Son incomprehensible, and the Holy Spirit incomprehensible. The Father eternal, the Son eternal, and the Holy Spirit eternal. And yet they are not three eternals but one eternal …' Our life lies deep in the mystery of the Holy Trinity; our life, our home, our redemption. May we ever find our true joy in this, and may the Trinity bless you this day.

Saturday 26 May 2018, S Philip Neri, Priest and Founder of the Congregation of the Oratory. It is said of S Philip that, on the Vigil of Pentecost in 1544, he was praying in the catacombs. He was suddenly filled with great joy, and saw the Holy Spirit as a ball of fire, which descended into his heart. His heart was expanded to twice its normal size, and two of his ribs were broken. He wrote: 'I love, and loving must love ceaselessly, So whole a conquest in me love hath won; My love to Thee, Thy love to me dost run; In Thee I live, and Thou dost live in me'. May S Philip pray for us all, and may God bless you this day.

Friday 25 May 2018, S Bede the Venerable, Priest and Doctor of the Church, Memoria. Today's saint, monk of Jarrow, is one of several monastic saints commemorated in May, together with the Benedictine Reformation Martyrs, the Abbots of Cluny, Saints Pachomius and Augustine of Canterbury. Today also we pray particularly for the people of Ireland voting in their referendum today, that Life will be honoured. May God bless you.


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