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Two Bookends of Belief: The Trinity and the Incarnation

LEFT: Szymon Czechowicz, “The Blessed Trinity,” ca. 1748. RIGHT: Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, “The Annunciation,” ca. 1660.

“The Church communicates salvation first of all by keeping and proclaiming the two great mysteries of the Trinity and the Incarnation, which are like the two ‘primary sacraments,’ and then through administration of the other sacraments.” —Pope Benedict XVI