Tag Archives: St Gregory of Nazianzus

Love for the Blessed Trinity

We pray to the one God and we sometimes relate to each of the divine Persons individually but how often do we consider the great mystery of the three Persons in one God, the Blessed Trinity? In this meditation we consider:

  • An argument of Fray Luis of Granada on how God communicates his infinite goodness in the Blessed Trinity
  • The indwelling of the three Divine Persons in our soul
  • St Augustine’s search for God outside himself when God was present within him
  • St Elizabeth of the Trinity’s beautiful prayer to the Blessed Trinity
  • St Gregory of Nazianzus’ entrusting of the Profession of Faith to catechumens in Constantinople
  • Simple and practical ways we can be more aware of the Blessed Trinity in our lives

Friends forever

Everyone wants to have friends, but sometimes they choose the wrong friends and are led astray by them. We can all be the good friends others are looking for.  In this meditation we consider how:

  • Christ entered into a relationship of friendship with the apostles and he called them – and us –  his friends.
  • Friendship involves sharing one’s intimate thoughts and aspirations with others.
  • We can learn about friendship from St Gregory of Nazianzus, who describes his close friendship with St Basil.
  • True friendship involves helping others both humanly and spiritually, and ultimately leading them closer to God and to eternal life.