What We Believe
The first profession of our faith was made during baptism (Matt 28:19), in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, in reference to the Holy Trinity. And so, the Creed is divided into three parts “the first part speaks of the first divine Person and the wonderful work of creation; the next speaks of the second divine Person and the mystery of his redemption of men; the final part speaks of the third divine Person, the origin and source of our sanctification (Roman Catechism I, 1, 3)”. These are “the three chapters of our baptismal seal” (St Irenaeus).
The Nicene Creed help us today to attain and deepen the faith of all times by means of the different summaries made of it (CCC 193). Saint Ambrose tells us that, “It is our the spiritual seal, our heart’s meditation and an ever-present guardian; it is, unquestionably, the treasure of our soul.”