Today we celebrate the Most Holy Trinity. We celebrate the existence of God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We celebrate God’s love for humanity, a love which is greater than we will ever understand. We are sons and daughters of God the Father, sisters and brother of Jesus Christ and temples of the Holy Spirit. St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans, from which we hear today, says that we are “heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ.”

The blessings that we have received from the Lord come with a responsibility: “Go…and make disciples of all nations.” This might seem overwhelming for us humans with our limitations and imperfections, but what we have received from God is not meant just for ourselves, it is meant to given away freely. We are not alone as we do this. Jesus says: “I am with you always until the end of the age.”

There are several noteworthy events this week: Memorial Day is Monday. Take time on this day to remember those who have given their lives that we might be free. We live in a country that is very different from other countries around the world and enjoy many freedoms that others do not have. Remember those currently serving and their families.

We Friars of Holy Name Province will gather midweek at Siena College to vote on whether we will be one Franciscan Province in the United States. Friars from six Provinces (geographical areas) will be meeting simultaneously. Please keep us in your prayers.

-Fr. Andrew Reitz, O.F.M