Known for his defence of the faith in the teeth of the Arian heresy, St Hilary’s writings still have power today, especially in the face of the heresies of our own time.

He wrote, in his famous Treatise on the Trinity: ‘He is always outside of space because He is not restricted; He is always before time because time comes from Him … But, God is also present everywhere and is present in His entirety wherever He is. Thus, He transcends the realm of understanding, outside of whom nothing exists and of whom eternal being is always characteristic. This is the true nature of the mystery of God; this is the name of the impenetrable nature in the Father’.

In all our efforts to draw closer to the mystery of God, may St Hilary pray for us; and may God bless you this day.