Monday, August 23, 2010

The Mass

A few quotes on the Mass:

"The Mass is the most perfect form of prayer!" 
- Pope Paul VI

The Eucharist is "the source and summit of the Christian life."
- CCC 1324

“For the liturgy, "through which the work of our redemption is accomplished," most of all in the divine sacrifice of the Eucharist, is the outstanding means whereby the faithful may express in their lives, and manifest to others, the mystery of Christ and the real nature of the true Church.” 
- Sacrosanctum Concilium, 2 - Vatican II

"When Mass is being celebrated, the sanctuary is filled with countless angels who adore the divine victim immolated on the altar."
- Saint John Crysostom

"If we really understood the Mass, we would die of joy." 
- Saint Jean Vianney