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How to Pray, Part Two: Liturgy and Morals
Teachings-in-Prayer, Volume One: Spiritual Training
Teachings-in-Prayer Volume Two: Spiritual Nourishment
Teachings-in-Prayer Volume Three: Spiritual Work
Teachings-in-Prayer Volume Four: Spiritual Life
Teachings-in-Prayer Volume Five: Spiritual Peace
In this sacrificial offering at Mass, Christ's eternal glory is so great that we who hide in Him, repentant, share in His splendour, purified.
At every Mass we reach up and meet the Father through the Sacrifice of Christ our Head, bound together with each other and with Him
Through the Holy Sacraments, we receive Heavenly grace, and are brought as if to the 'edge' of Heaven, breathing Christ's air.
The soul which contains Christ, sacramentally, after Holy Communion, is like a living monstrance where other people can find Christ.
This is the heart of the Catholic Faith: that Christ died to save us; and that this same saving Sacrifice is re-presented and offered here at the Mass in sacramental form.
Through the Church and her sacraments we find security and shelter until we have been made ready for Heaven
I saw a child who unwrapped a precious object. I must 'unwrap' the Mass for other people, to reveal the 'heart' of it. It is a living memorial of Calvary's offering: the very same sacrifice, now sacramentally re-presented.
It is no small matter, in Christ's sight, that many Christians don't complete their Christian initiation because their leaders have invalid Orders, and so children who have been baptised are not confirmed and do not receive Jesus in the Holy Eucharist.
It's as if the Father's hand reaches out across those places where confessions are heard. The Father is truly reaching out to help us though His priests, acting in and through them as they forgive sins in Jesus' name.
God sees, in looking at each of His priests, a man configured to Christ by the sacrament of Orders: a man whose very being is now changed. Each priest should recognise the immense dignity of the state to which the Lord has raised him, and accept the honour paid to him by those who are grateful for his ministry.
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