to the Most Holy Trinity occupied a central place in St. Francis’
spiritual life precisely because
is the central mystery of Christian faith and life…
the source of all other mysteries,
the light that enlightens them.
St. Francis made his entire life a praise of
the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
He knew how to cry out, in sorrow as well as in joy:
O Trinity and first Unity!
Francis leaned on that Light, letting it guide and direct him, aid and
protecting, knowing that
ultimate end of the whole divine economy
is entry of God’s creatures into the perfect unity of the Blessed
The Sisters who attended St. Clare during her final illness
marveled at how eloquently she spoke of the mystery of the Holy Trinity.
An enclosed lifetime of prayer had taught her that
are called to share in the life of the Blessed Trinity,
here on earth in the obscurity of faith,
and after death in eternal light.
So she did not hesitate to invite her spiritual daughters, as St.
Francis had invited his spiritual sons, to look to the very root of the Church’s living faith
to make every thought, word and deed an act of praise, an unceasing
Glory to the
Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit!