Who is Our Lady of the Trinity?

“Our Lady of the Trinity” is a title given to Our Blessed Mother by the Church, whose roots come from Sacred Scripture. The Angel Gabriel said to Mary: “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore, the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God” (Luke 1:35). As we know, the Most High is God the Father, the First Person of the Blessed Trinity; the Son is Jesus, the Word, the Second Person; and the Holy Spirit is the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity. Our Blessed Mother is the dwelling place of the Trinity. The Word becomes flesh in Her womb, and where one Person of the Trinity is, the other two Persons are also, since the Blessed Trinity is one God in Three Persons, an Indivisible Unity.

Our Blessed Mother was prepared by the Holy Spirit for the greatest event in human history, the Word become flesh, the Incarnation, by a unique grace. Since the Word cannot take on flesh from a mother stained by original sin, the Blessed Virgin Mary is immaculately conceived, that is to say, from the moment of Her conception She is preserved from all stain of original sin. She is the Immaculate Conception, “full of grace” (Luke 1:28). Thus, the Word becomes flesh in the Immaculate womb of an Immaculate Mother.

Our Lady of the Trinity, Our Blessed Mother, has a unique relationship with each Person of the Blessed Trinity since She is the Mother of God, and She remains the Mother of God for all eternity. It is from this privilege that all Her privileges come. The Blessed Virgin Mary is the Daughter of the Father, the Mother of the Son, and the Spouse of the Holy Spirit.

She is the Daughter of God the Father, His masterpiece. She is Immaculate in every sense of the word; Her perfection, Her love, are ineffable. In the Catechism of the Catholic Church, we read that the beautiful Scriptural texts on Wisdom apply to Our Blessed Mother as the dwelling place of God (cf. n. 721). “For she is a breath of the power of God, and a pure emanation of the glory of the Almighty” (Wisdom 7:25). We are invited to meditate deeply on these words.

Our Blessed Mother is the Mother of the Son and a member of His Mystical Body the Church. She is the Church’s “pre-eminent member” as Lumen Gentium says (cf. n. 53), and She is the Mother of the Church. The Mother of the Son is the Mother of His Mystical Body; She is the Mother of the whole Christ—Head and members.

Our Blessed Mother is the Spouse of the Holy Spirit. In Her, He conceives the Second person of the Blessed Trinity, Jesus, and in Her spiritually, He conceives the members of His Mystical Body, the Church. As St. Louis de Montfort says in his book True Devotion to Mary, “God the Holy Ghost wishes to raise up for Himself elect in Her and by Her…” (n. 34). Again, Our Blessed Mother is the Mother of Jesus’ Mystical Body, the Church.

In order to get to know Our Lady of the Trinity and the Blessed Trinity better, and the relationship of each of the Three Persons with Her, pray Her Most Holy Rosary. The Rosary is inspired by the Trinity. In his excellent book The Secret of the Rosary, St. Louis de Montfort says, “the Rosary is a priceless treasure which is inspired by God.”

In the “Hail Mary” we pray the words spoken by the Blessed Trinity to Our Blessed Mother through the Angel Gabriel, and also those spoken through Elizabeth: “and blessed is the fruit of your womb!” (Luke 1:42). As we pray, “Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death,” we can ask Her to pray for us to know Her and the Trinity better; Our Blessed Mother’s prayers are granted by the Trinity.

As we pray the “Our Father” to God the Father, which Jesus Himself taught us, we can ask Our Father for the grace to know Him better so as to love Him more.

As we pray the “Glory be” to the Three Persons of the Blessed Trinity—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—we can ask for a deeper knowledge and love for the Trinity. While meditating on the Mysteries of the Rosary, the Mysteries of the Life of Jesus, which are inseparably intertwined with the Life of Mary His Mother, we necessarily get to know and love the Trinity more.

When we pray the Rosary, Mary is present with us and so is Jesus, thus the Trinity is present. “God is a consuming fire” (Hebrews 12:29), so as we pray in His presence, He is purifying us by His presence, sanctifying us, uniting us to Himself, to the Trinity. As we enter into a deeper union with the Trinity, which is our destiny, we penetrate more deeply into the Mystery of the Trinity; the Holy Spirit helps us to “for the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God” (1 Corinthians 2:10).

Our Lady of the Trinity, pray for us!

Velázquez, D. (1644). Coronation of the Virgin. [oil painting]. Retrieved from https://www.diego-velazquez.org/.


After a number of years trying to become a nun, which was my ardent desire, I submitted to God's will and returned to the world! I live a quiet contemplative life in the world, spending many hours a day at my parish in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, assisting at the Holy sacrifice of the Mass, praying Rosaries and writing. It is my great desire to make Our Blessed Mother and St. Joseph more known and loved, and the Real Presence of Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament...He is really present in our midst, Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity in the Most Blessed Sacrament, the Eucharist. My writing can be found at my blog, beholdyourmother.net.

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