Cloistered Dominican Nuns Corpus Christi Monastery

A Moment’s Meditation: Pentecost Sunday

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In the silence of eternity the Father beholds His Word, the perfect image of Himself, He delights in Him, He loves Him; the Word contemplates the Father, glorying to be His Equal, rejoicing to be His Son, filled with transports of love for His Father. Between the two Persons there is established a mysterious communication; it is an infinitely pure Breath, an infinitely perfect Spirit. But what a wonder! This Breath lives and burns. It is an ardent yet peaceful Flame. O greater wonder still! This Flame has life and intellect; it is a Person. It is God, the Holy Spirit, the substantial love of Father and Son. Their mutual Kiss, Their Breath, Their Perfection.

He differs from Them, yet He is like to Them. He shares Their Substance without depriving Them of anything. He is produced, but not generated. He is the Third Person, yet equal to the First. All three are God, and yet there is but one God! O mystery! O accumulation of mysteries! Today is that Holy Spirit given to us. What a treasure! What a source of hope!

Prayer: Holy Spirit, treasure of heaven, You are mine if I draw You to me!

Practice: If possible, kneel down about 9:00 a.m. to thank God in union with Mary for the coming of the Holy Spirit.

From “Saints and Saintly Dominicans: Daily Reflections on Their Lives”, edited by Rev. Thomas a Kempis Reilly, O.P. (1915).

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