By Larry Peterson
What follows are quotes about the Catholic Mass. It would be best if you remembered that only within the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass can the Holy Eucharist become present. That happens by the actions of ONLY an ordained Catholic priest. It is he who stands in the shoes of Christ (in persona Christi) and says the words of consecration over the bread and wine, giving us Jesus Christ under the appearances of bread and wine.
A FEW WORDS FROM SOME GREAT SAINTS ABOUT HOLY MASS
The following quotes are from some of the greatest Catholic Saints who ever lived. These quotes are about the Mass in which the Holy Eucharist becomes the REAL PRESENCE.
“When Mass is being celebrated, the sanctuary is filled with countless angels who adore the Divine Victim immolated on the altar.” St. John Chrysostom 347-407 A.D.
“If we really understood the Mass, we would die of joy.” – St. John Vianney 1786-1859
“The angels surround and help the priest when he is celebrating Mass.” – St.Augustine of Hippo 354-430 A.D.
“It would be easier for the world to survive without the sun than to do without Holy Mass.” – St. Padre Pio 1887-1968
“The heavens open and multitudes of angels come to assist in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.” – St. Gregory the Great 540-604 A.D.
“How happy is that guardian angel who accompanies a soul to Holy Mass!” – St. John Vianney 1786-1859
“I believe that were it not for the Holy Mass, as of this moment, the world would be in the abyss.” St. Leonard of Port Maurice 1676-1751
And from Pope St. John Paul II 1920-2005
From this moment on, live the Eucharist fully; be persons for whom the Holy Mass, Communion, and Eucharistic adoration are the center and summit of your whole life.”
Let us thank God daily for the Holy Mass and the gift of Jesus in the Eucharist!
Copyright©Larry Peterson 2021