God is the Supreme Being, Creator of all things and He reveals Himself as a community of Persons. "Let us make man in our image and likeness" (Gen.1, 26). Throughout the Bible we discover the names of God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This God in three Persons is shown in the work of creation and in the salvation of the world. The Father sends the Son to the world to save it; the Son becomes man to announce to the whole world the will of the Father and returns to Heaven. The Father and the Son send the Holy Spirit to inspire and strengthen the Church so that it may bring to fulfillment the work of redemption till the end of times. The final order of Jesus to his disciples was: "Go to the whole world, teach all what I taught you and baptize them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit" (Mt. 28,19). To comprehend how the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are three different Persons and, at the same time, they are only one God, is a mystery that goes beyond the limits of our reason; but it is a truth that is clearly shown in the Bible. This is what is commonly known as the mystery of the Holy Trinity. Jesus Christ is the Son of God, made man and born of the Virgin Mary 2000 years ago. Throughout the 33 years of His life, but especially during the last three years, He announced to the world a message of salvation. He founded the Church calling upon 12 men whom He called Apostles. He appointed Peter as the head of the Apostles and He gave them the order to take His message throughout the world. For this reason the Church is called Catholic (Universal).
The Trinity, Ribera
Holy Spirit, Bernini´s Altar
St. Peter's, Rome
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