There is nothing so great as the Eucharist. If God had something more precious, He would have given it to us.— John Vianney
Belligerent Holy Mass quotations
Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder, to search the truth. Have holy curiosity. Make your life worth living.
A single Mass offered for oneself during life may be worth more than a thousand celebrated for the same intention after death.
The celebration of Holy Mass is as valuable as the death of Jesus on the cross.
Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed, by the masses.
People haunted by the purposelessness of their lives try to find a new content not only by dedicating themselves to a holy cause but also by nursing a fanatical grievance. A mass movement offers them unlimited opportunities for both.
Every Holy Mass, heard with devotion, produces in our souls marvelous effects, abundant spiritual and material graces which we, ourselves, do not know...It is easier for the earth to exist without the sun than without the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass!
It would be easier for the world to survive without the sun than to do so without the Holy Mass.
Holiness is not the way to Crisht; Christ is the way to holiness.
The Mass is the most perfect form of prayer.
Recognize in this bread what hung on the cross, and in this chalice what flowed from His side... whatever was in many and varied ways announced beforehand in the sacrifices of the Old Testament pertains to this one sacrifice which is revealed in the New Testament.
Receiving the Eucharist means adoring Him whom we receive.
Only in this way do we become one with Him, and are given, as it were, a foretaste of the beauty of the heavenly liturgy. The act of adoration outside Mass prolongs and intensifies all that takes place during the liturgical celebration itself.
Just to be is a blessing. Just to live is holy.
When we receive Holy Communion, we experience something extraordinary - a joy, a fragrance, a well-being that thrills the whole body and causes it to exalt.
My eyes, I have filled with Jesus upon Whom I have fixed them at the Elevation of the Host at Holy Mass and I do not wish to replace Him with any other image
When we have been to Holy Communion, the balm of love envelops the soul as the flower envelops the bee.
To touch the soul of another human being is to walk on holy ground
When the Mass is being celebrated, the sanctuary is filled with countless angels, who adore the Divine Victim immolated on the altar.
How happy is that guardian angel who accompanies a soul to Holy Mass!
The unique and indivisible existence of the Lord glorious in heaven, is not multiplied, but is rendered present by the sacrament in the many places on earth where Mass is celebrated. And this existence remains present, after the sacrifice, in the Blessed Sacrament, which is, in the tabernacle, the living heart of each of our churches.
The best way to economize time is to 'lose' half an hour each day attending Holy Mass.
Mass badly celebrated is an enormous evil.
Ah! it is not a matter of indifference how it is said! . . . I have had a great vision on the mystery of Holy Mass and I have seen that whatever good has existed since creation is owing to it.
The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life
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 their whole life.
Adoration outside Holy Mass prolongs and intensifies what has taken place in the liturgical celebration and makes a true and profound reception of Christ possible. I . . . warmly recommend, to Pastors and to all the faithful, the practice of Eucharistic adoration
The angels surround and help the priest when he is celebrating Mass.
I always believed in God, I would go to mass most of the time, but I had no idea of the calling to holiness.
He who devoutly hears holy Mass will receive a great vigor to enable him to resist mortal sin, and there shall be pardoned to him all venial sins which he may have committed up to that hour.
I believe that were it not for the Holy Mass, as of this moment the world would be in the abyss.
When you say your Rosary, the angels rejoice, the Blessed Trinity delights in it, my Son finds joy in it too, and I myself am happier than you can possibly guess. After the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, there is nothing in the Church that I love as much as the Rosary.
There is no prayer or good work so great, so pleasing to God, so useful to us as the Mass.
What graces, gifts and virtues the Holy Mass calls down.
I begin each day with holy Mass, receiving Jesus hidden under the appearance of a simple piece of bread. Then I go out into the streets and I find the same Jesus hidden in the dying destitute, the AIDS patients, the lepers, the abandoned children, the hungry, and the homeless. It's the same Jesus.
In the Mass the blood of Christ flows anew for sinners.
In the Church the transformative power of the Eucharist is experienced through the dignified celebration of Holy Mass, and people are empowered for mission because of that.
Marriage has for women many equivalents of joining a mass movement.
It offers them a new purpose in life, a new future and a new identity (a new name). The boredom of spinsters and of women who can no longer find joy and fulfillment in marriage stems from an awareness of a barren, spoiled life. By embracing a holy cause and dedicating their energies and substance to its advancement, they find a new life full of purpose and meaning.
Insurrection: Insurrection as soon as circumstances allow: insurrection, strenuous, ubiquitous: the insurrection of the masses: the holy war of the oppressed: the republic to make republicans: the people in action to initiate progress. Let the insurrection announce with its awful voice the decrees of God: let it clear and level the ground on which its own immortal structure shall be raised. Let it, like the Nile, flood all the country that it is destined to make fertile.
Bless yourself with holy water, have Masses said, and so on;
by a simple and natural process this will make you believe, and will dull you - will quiet your proudly critical intellect.
There is however difference between the theology of liberation and traditional theology, the latter being based primarily On the Word of God made incarnate in the Holy Scripture Liberation theology is of course also inspired by the Word, but its representatives are convinced that God also speaks to us in everyday events and that, for example, information obtained through the mass media can be a special way in which God speaks to us.
... it was religion that saved me. Our ugly church and parochial school provided me with my only aesthetic outlet, in the words ofthe Mass and the litanies and the old Latin hymns, in the Easter lilies around the altar, rosaries, ornamented prayer books, votive lamps, holy cards stamped in gold and decorated with flower wreaths and a saint's picture.