Friday, February 26, 2010

The Curé of Ars - On the Sacrifce of the Holy Mass

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All good works together are not of equal value with the sacrifice of the Mass, because they are the works of men, and the holy Mass is the work of God. Martyrdom is nothing in comparison; it is the sacrifice that man makes of his life to God; the Mass is the sacrifice that God makes to man of His Body and of His Blood. Oh, how great is a priest! if he understood himself he would die.... God obeys him; he speaks two words, and Our Lord comes down from Heaven at his voice, and shuts Himself up in a little Host. God looks upon the altar. "That is My well-beloved Son," He says, "in whom I am well-pleased." He can refuse nothing to the merits of the offering of this Victim. If we had faith, we should see God hidden in the priest like a light behind a glass, like wine mingled with water...
Read the rest here Day 10: February 26, 2010


Anne said...

Wonderful quote! Love it! I think that sometimes I need to work on my faith so that I can really see Christ in the priest, other times it is so easy to see Him there. I always put the responsibility of finding Christ in the priest, on the priest, not on my faith. Something else for me to work on!

Lord, I do believe-help my unbelief!

Tracy said...

This is so good Esther!

Michelle said...

It's funny, because I was thinking about him just today. I had forgotten how much I loved reading about him. Thanks for posting!

In His Holy Name,

Esther G. said...

Ladies, I hope you are reading along with the Lenten readings. They get better and better. Thanks for your comments!