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June 7, 2020: The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Reading: John 3:16-18

God so loved the world that he gave his only Son,
so that everyone who believes in him might not perish
but might have eternal life.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world,
but that the world might be saved through him.
Whoever believes in him will not be condemned,
but whoever does not believe has already been condemned,
because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.


I have to admit that today’s Gospel did not “speak” to me of Trinity. I guess my literal-self wanted something to connote three, or even more directly, Father/Mother, Son and Spirit. It reminded me of being taught about the three-leaf clover, at the time, thought to be the perfect symbol of the Trinity. Made some sense to me then. Thankfully, my “grown up” understanding of Trinity now focuses on what I believe the Trinity models for me: living in right relationship and forming a loving community, whether that be family, religious community, with co-workers… and now more urgently than ever, with our black and brown brothers and sisters.


Of the many communities of which you are a part, which one needs your attention this week in terms of doing your part to make it a more loving community. Determine to tell at least one person of color that you are with them in their struggle for racial equality and/or stand with them in nonviolent protest of racial injustice.

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Sister Ann Casper

Sister Ann Casper, SP, retired as the executive director for Mission Advancement for the Sisters of Providence in 2018 and currently serves as minister of Providence Community Cemetery at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. Sister Ann has ministered in various scholastic and administrative positions in Indiana and North Carolina. She also was a member of the Sisters of Providence leadership team, serving as General Secretary.

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