Thursday, December 6, 2012

How many persons in God? St. Clare of Montefalco

Q. How many persons are there in God?

A. In God there are three Divine Persons, really distinct, and equal in all things the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.

ST. CLARE OF MONTEFALCO

This virgin, a religious of the Order of Hermits of St. Augustine, died in 1308. So remarkable was she for her devotion to the Holy Trinity, that she was said to bear a representation of it in her heart.

After her death, the vicar-general of Spoleto and three physicians visited by permission her tomb, and opening her breast, found in the heart three little round balls, the size of hazelnuts, of the same weight, size, and color, which put all together weighed as much as each by itself, and each one separate was exactly the same weight as the other two together. Thus in the heart of this virgin was marvelously represented the mystery of the most Holy Trinity.


Reference: Catholic Anecdotes: Illustrating the Catechism
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*JOHN M. FARLEY, D.D.,
Archbishop of New York

NEW YORK, November 22, 1903.
COPYRIGHT, 1904, BY BENZIGER BROTHERS.



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