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Photo: Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Dec 8 2011, St. Stephen Church



Thursday, August 28, 2014

Three Books

This is long overdue.

Cleveland TLM Friends can happily recommend the following books, and also their publisher, Loreto Publications.


Treasures of the Mass


Explanation of the Holy Mass


Calvary and the Mass 

Any one (or all) of these books will undoubtedly aid the Faithful Catholic in entering more deeply into the mysteries of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

An excerpt from Treasures of the Mass:
We most humbly beseech Thee, almighty God, command these offerings to be borne by the hands of Thy holy Angel to Thine altar on high, in the sight of Thy divine majesty, that as many as shall partake of the most holy Body + and Blood + of Thy Son at this altar, may be filled with every Heavenly grace and blessing. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
 This prayer contains a mysterious request: that God may cause our offering to be carried by His angel to His altar on high, in the presence of His Divine Majesty, so that by partaking of the sacrificial food we may be filled with heavenly blessings. There is no altar in heaven, properly speaking, because there is no real sacrifice, as on earth. Our Divine Savior forever stands before the face of God as our High Priest, presenting to the Divine Majesty His Wounds and His bloody Death, in order to implore grace and mercy for us. In like manner, unceasing sacrifices of praise, thanksgiving, atonement and petition rise from the heart of our Blessed Mother and from all the angels and saints to the Triune God. The Hearts of Jesus and Mary, glowing with love, may, therefore, be said to constitute the "altar on high" upon which the most perfect sacrifice of praise is uninterruptedly offered to God. 
 



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