19 June 2014

Dr William J Walsh, Archbishop of Dublin, wrote ...

If all the prayers of loving hearts from the beginning of the world, and all the seraphic worship of the thrones and principalities of heaven, and the burning devotion and love of the Virgin Mother of God, and the million voices of the universe of all creatures of heaven and earth and sea were offered up in one universal and harmonious act of praise and adoration, they would not equal or even approach in value and efficacy the infinite worth of a SINGLE MASS.

Spot on, yes? A humbling thought for us presbyters, as morning by morning, we stumble up the steps murmuring Aufer a nobis quaesumus Domine iniquitates nostras ...

1 comment:

Joshua said...

Padre Pio averred that the Earth could survive better without the Sun than without the Mass; and the Curé of Ars opined that if we really knew what Mass was, we would die, not of fear, but of love.