Engaging Faith: Practical lesson ideas and activities for Catholic Educators

June 1, 2009

Holy Trinity Activity


Sunday, June 7, is Trinity Sunday.


Many images—including the shamrock—have been used to try to express the mystery of the Triune God. The Shield of the Trinity is one.
The translation reads this way: The Father (Pater) is (est) God (Deus); the Son (Fillus) is God and the Holy Spirit (Spiritus Sanctus) is God. Thus, God's unity is professed. Equality among the persons is symbolized by the equilateral triangle. And the distinction between each person of the Trinity is again conveyed by the Latin: the Father is not (non est) the Son nor the Holy Spirit; and the Son is not the Father nor the Holy Spirit; and the Holy Spirit is not the Father nor the Son.  



Assignment
Read each of the following quotes about the Blessed Trinity. Then write at least two of our own quotations that describe the Trinity.


God is the beginning, the middle, and the end of every good. But the good cannot become active or be believed in otherwise than in Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.—St. Mark the Ascetic

The Trinity is our maker. The Trinity is our keeper. The Trinity is our everlasting lover. The Trinity is our endless joy. —Belssed Julian of Norwich

The Spirit works, the Son fulfills his ministry, and the Father approves; and man is thus brought to full salvation.—St. Irenaeus


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