Glory to the Holy Trinity in the Ascension

“We pause before the glorious Christ of the Ascension to contemplate the presence of the whole Trinity. (…)The Ascension, then, is a Trinitarian epiphany which indicates the goal to which personal and universal history is hastening. Even if our mortal body dissolves into the dust of the earth, our whole redeemed self is directed on high to God, following Christ as our guide.”

       General Audience May 24, 2000

Painting: Benvenuto Tisi, Palazzo Barberini, Rome