Saturday, October 22, 2011
The Little Catechism on the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
Quote from the Cure of Ars; St. Jean Marie Vianney.
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. 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. We ought always to devote at least a quarter of an hour to preparing ourselves to hear mass well; and we should make our examination of conscience, for we must be in a state of grace to be able to assist properly at mass.