sexta-feira, 27 de agosto de 2010

The Saints Speak To Us About The Awesome Power of The Holy Mass


"The Sacrament of the Eucharist is far more powerful for the sanctification 
of souls than all other spiritual means of grace,"
~ St. Denis

      "You envy the opportunity of the woman who touched the vestments of Jesus, of the sinful woman who washed His feet with her tears, of the women of Galilee who had the happiness of following Him in His pilgrimages, of the Apostles and disciples who conversed with Him familiarly, of the people of the time who listened to the words of grace and salvation which came forth from His lips.  You call happy those who saw Him...But, come to the alter and you will see Him, you will touch Him, you will give to Him holy kisses, you will wash Him with your tears, you will carry Him within you like Mary Most Holy."
~ St. John Chrysostom

     "Not in vain do we at the holy mysteries make mention of the departed, and draw near on their behalf, beseeching the Lamb who is lying on the altar, who took away the sin of the world."

 ~ St. John Chrysostom

"The celebration of the Holy Mass
is as valuable as the death of Jesus on the Cross."
~ St. Thomas Aquinas

"Man should tremble, the world should vibrate,
all Heaven should be deeply moved
when the Son of God appears on the alter in the hands of the priest."
~ St. Francis of Assisi

"When Jesus is corporally present within us,
the angels surround us as a guard of love."
~ St. Bernard

"If the Angels could envy, they would envy us for Holy Communion."
~ St. Pope Pius X

Near the end of his life, St. Jerome was brought the Holy Viaticum.
The saint immediately prostrated himself on the ground in adoration
as he was heard to utter the words of St. Elizabeth, and St. Peter,
"How is this, that my Lord should come to me?"
Luke 1:43
"Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord."
Luke 5:8

"Oh, if we could only understand Who is that God
Whom we receive in Holy Communion,
then what purity of heart we would bring to Him!"
~ St. Mary Magdalen of Pazzi

     "The offering up of the Holy Mass benefits not only the saints for whom [in whose honor] it is said, but the whole Church of God in Heaven, on earth and in Purgatory."

~ St. John Vianny, The Cure' of Ars

     "When we go before the Blessed Sacrament, let us open our heart; our good God will open His.  We shall go to Him; He will come to us; the one to ask, the other to receive. It will be like a breath from one to the other,"

~ St. Jean Vianney.

"It would be easier for the earth
to carry on without the sun
than without the Holy Mass."
~ Blessed Padre Pio

Your prayers are strongest at the Consecration in Holy Mass.

     "One single Mass gives more honor to God than all the penances of the Saints, the labors of the Apostles, the sufferings of the Martyrs and even the burning love of the Blessed Mother of God."

~ St. Alphonsus Liguori

"Put all the good works in the world
against one Holy Mass;
they will be as a grain of sand beside a mountain."
~ The Cure' of Ars

     "My Son so loves those who assist at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
that, if it were necessary He would die for them as many times as they've
heard Masses."

~ Our Lady to her servant Alain - pg. 107, 
last paragraph of "Explication Du Saint Sacrifice De La Messe"
parle R.P. Martin de Cochem Friere - Mineur Capucin.

"O My children, how beautiful will that soul be in eternity,
who makes frequent and good Communions!"
~ The Cure' of Ars, St. Jean Vianney

      "The Lord came to the aid of each great tribulation with a special devotion.  The devotion which God now sends to succor His Church is devotion to the most Holy Eucharist.  It is the highest of all devotions."

~ Pope Leo XIII

"The Holy Mass would be of greater profit
if people had it offered in their lifetimes,
rather than having it celebrated
for the relief of their souls after death."
~ Pope Benedict XV

     "When you awake in the night, transport yourself quickly in spirit before the Tabernacle, saying: 'Behold, my God, I come to adore You, to praise, thank, and love you, and to keep you company with all the Angels,' "

~ St. Jean Vianney

"All my sermons are prepared in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament.
As recreation is most pleasant and profitable in the sun, so homiletic
creativity is best nourished before the Eucharist.  The most brilliant ideas
come from meeting God face to face.  The Holy Spirit that presided at the
Incarnation is the best atmosphere for illumination.  Pope John Paul II keeps a small desk or writing pad near him whenever he is in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament; and I have done this all my life -I am sure for the same reason he does, because a lover always works better when the beloved is with him."
~ Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

     "The Lord Jesus himself proclaims, 'This is My Body.'  Before the blessing of the heavenly words something of another character is spoken of; [bread].  After consecration it is designated 'body'.  He himself speaks of his blood.  Before the consecration it is spoken of as something else; [wine].  After the consecration it is spoken of as 'blood'.  And you say, 'Amen'  ~  that is, 'It is true.'  What the mouth speaks,  let the mind within confess; what the tongue utters, let the heart feel."

~ St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan 339-397

"Grieve over the contempt cast upon Jesus Christ
in the Blessed Sacrament, and try to make amends for it
by a greater and more ardent love."
~ The Cure' of Ars, St. Jean Vianney