On May 22, we celebrate the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity, and the readings shed light on this, the greatest of divine mysteries.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church (234) states: "The mystery of the Most Holy Trinity is the central mystery of Christian faith and life. It is the mystery of God in Himself. It is therefore the source of all the other mysteries of faith, the light that enlightens them. It is the most fundamental and essential teaching in the 'hierarchy of the truths of faith.'"
VATICAN CITY— There is no such thing as a soul that is lost forever, only people who are waiting to be found, Pope Francis said.
God is not part of humanity's "throwaway culture" and doesn't shut out the sinner and those most in need, the pope said May 4 at his weekly general audience.
Because of His immense love for everyone, God takes the illogical step of leaving His faithful flock behind in the harsh desert to seek out the one who has gone missing, Pope Francis told those gathered in St. Peter's Square.
On May 8, we celebrate the Ascension of our Lord into heaven. After 40 days of post-resurrection appearances, Jesus takes formal leave of the apostles and disciples.
The departure of loved ones is always painful because we miss their comforting and reassuring presence. However, the departure of Jesus differs remarkably from any human departure that we may have experienced.