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Jul 17, 2018 | Claret With You

“Glory to the Father, because he is my creator. Glory to the Son because he is my Redeemer. Glory to the Holy Spirit because he is my Consoler. Glory to the three divine persons because they love each other infinitely. Amen”
Manuscritos de Claret, vol. VIII, p. 487


In his spirituality, Father Claret does not beat around the bush. He does not spend time in commenting on the private apparitions nor on pilgrim revelations. All his devotion begins from the root of our Christian faith: the great mystery and reality of the Most Holy Trinity. As a consequence, his practise of prayer had this character of radicality. His devotion to the trisagion (= “thrice holy”) draws our attention; it is a prayer he lived and instilled continuously in his pastoral task and in some pamphlets he published; he was interested in them for their origin and history, but mainly he analyzes the richness of their theological-spiritual content.
The manuscript text that we are commenting on today is a very simple prayer but luminous and profound. It is “the glory” recreated and synthesized that we can pray every day, if we learn it by heart or write it on a paper to have it before our eyes. In it the Father is glorified as the creator of all that exists. He gives glory to the Son who redeemed us from sin and death. And he gives glory to the Holy Spirit who is “the Paraclite” namely, consoler, because the Spirit of God, the sweet and gentle love of God who has the mission of renewing and sanctifying believers to the extent of leading them to a total conformity to the glorious Lord in the eternal blessedness.
If only this Trinitarian faith we profess would lead us to dignify our prayer and help us to be a little closer to the God who loves us passionately! And to this God who is one and triune to whom we pray also with simplicity of prayer of the glory that we often repeat with the Our Father and Hail Mary, “Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be world without end”. Amen.

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