Monday, April 30, 2012

Astounding Power of the Mass

I was on retreat this past weekend, so didn't have a chance to write a blog. However I added a page: an article I wrote some time ago: "Grudging Obligation or Golden Opportunity?" (See tab above, just below blog title.)

Below are some related quotes:

“No human tongue can describe the immense favors and blessings which we receive from the Mass.” —St. Lawrence Justinian

“If we really understood the Mass, we would die of joy.” 
St. John Vianney (the Curé of Ars)

“One merits more by devoutly assisting at Holy Mass than by distributing all of his goods to the poor and traveling all over the world on pilgrimage.”

St. Bernard

“Every liturgical celebration … is a sacred action surpassing all others; no other action of the Church can equal its efficacy by the same title and to the same degree.”

Vatican Council II, Sacrosanctum Concilium

“The celebration of Holy Mass is as valuable as the death of Jesus on the cross.” –St. Thomas Aquinas

“The Mass is the most perfect form of prayer!”

Pope Paul VI

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