Dear Parishioners and Visitors,

St. Elizabeth of the Trinity, a Carmelite nun from France, offers us a prayer about her love of the Triune God:

O my God, Trinity whom I adore, let me entirely forget myself that I may abide in you, still and peaceful as if my soul were already in eternity; let nothing disturb my peace nor separate me from you, O my unchanging God, but that each moment may take me further into the depths of your mystery! Pacify my soul! Make it your heaven, your beloved home and place of your repose; let me never leave you there alone, but may I be ever attentive, ever alert in my faith, ever adoring and all given up to your creative action. 

St. Elizabeth’s mystical encounter with the Trinity can inspire us to pray for our own close relationship with God. Likewise, today’s Gospel reminds us that a close relationship with God requires us to share our experiences with one another.

With prayer,

Fr. John Mahoney