The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity
Prv 8, Ps 8, Rom 5, Jn 16
Saint(s) of the Day
Blessed Jolenta of Poland. See https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-of-the-day or https://www.catholic.org/saints/sofd.php?date=2022-06-12 for more information and other saints of the day.
Reflections & Song Idea
Today is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. What that means is today is a celebrations of relationships and a celebration of love. This is because God is love, and the Holy Trinity is the relationship of love that is the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Maybe the song you write this week is about the love between the Father and Son pouring out into the Holy Spirit. Perhaps it is about a loving relationship you know of that is based on God’s love. Or it might just be a song about the number three. Whatever comes to you, be sure to start the process with prayer and meditating upon today’s Mass readings.
You might also be interested in reading about the Saints of the day today. One of them is Blessed Jolenta of Poland, who lived in the Thirteenth Century. Also this week we celebrate St. Anthony of Padua, who was a Franciscan friar who also lived in the Thirteenth Century. He’s the Saint I always ask to help me find things when they are lost, and I don’t know of a single time he has failed me. Maybe your song is about something that was lost but now is found. You can try combining this theme with that of the loving relationship of the Holy Trinity.
The Song Form
Today’s song prompt is in an AB form in the key of A minor that moves into the key of C Major for the B section. Because it is the Sunday we celebrate the Holy Trinity, of course it’s in 3/4 time. It’s an advanced Cuban rhythm called a montuno. See what you can do with this one – it might be a bit challenging.
This song form is just to get you started, but do anything you like to make this song your own. Feel free to use it as is or change the chords, rhythm, time signature, or key.