Saint Augustine and the Trinity
The mystery of the Trinity has always been an important matter of discussion among theologians. Saint Augustine’s contributions to the Church’s understanding of the Trinity are considered to be among the greatest. In his book On the Trinity, Augustine described the Trinity within the context of relationship, combining the identity of the Trinity as “one” with the distinction of the three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Augustine also explained the whole of Christian life as a communion with each of the divine persons.
St. Augustine’s Prayer to the Holy Spirit
Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit,
That my thoughts may all be holy.
Act in me, O Holy Spirit,
That my work, too, may be holy.
Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit,
That I love but what is holy.
Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit,
To defend all that is holy.
Guard me, then, O Holy Spirit,
That I always may be holy.
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