God the Holy Spirit

Encountering the Word — 1 Corinthians 12:4-11

Photography © by Andy Coan

A Daily Quote from Sacred Scripture “Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of working, but it is the same God who inspires them all in every one. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. To one […]

Mary, Queen of All Saints

"The Crowning of the Virgin by the Trinity" (detail) by Velázquez

They tell me she looks just like me.  I smile and nod and smile some more.  To be honest, I don’t consider it much of a compliment for her. But then, when I sent some pictures to a grandmother who hadn’t seen her in far too long, I heard that she thinks my daughter looks, not like me, but like […]

Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. Catherine of Siena

St. Catherine of Siena, Virgin and Doctor of the Church

“Enrich your soul in the great goodness of God: The Father is your table, the Son is your food, and the Holy Spirit waits on you and then makes His dwelling in you.” (St. Catherine of Siena) April 29 is the Memorial of St. Catherine of Siena, Virgin, Doctor of the Church (1347 – 1380). Print this entry

Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. Augustine of Hippo

St. Augustine of Hippo (detail) by Sandro Botticelli

“And I would make this pious and safe agreement, in the presence of our Lord God, with all who read my writings, as well in all other cases as, above all, in the case of those which inquire into the unity of the Trinity, of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit; because in no other subject is […]

Why the Trinity Matters

Photography © by Andy Coan

Many are ready to give a polite nod of some sort to Jesus of Nazareth.  Most honor him as a great moral teacher.  Many even confess him as Savior.  But the Incarnation of the Eternal God?  Second person of the Holy Trinity?  God can’t be one and three at the same time.  Such a notion is at worst illogical, at […]