(Photo from Father Lawrence Lew, O.P. - God’s Excessive Love - Used With Permission)
" "He who trusts himself is lost. He who trusts in God can do all things." - St. Alphonsus Liguori

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Eucharistic Reflection - Going To Mass

When you are going to hear Mass, let your first care be to endeavor to recollect yourself, as well as you can, by calling home your wandering thoughts, and taking them off from other businesses and concerns…

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On your way to the church or chapel, put yourself in spirit in the company of the Blessed Virgin, and the other pious women going to Mount Calvary, to be present at the Passion and death of our Lord…

When you enter the church or chapel, humble yourself profoundly in the presence of God, whose house you have come into; and if the Blessed Sacrament be kept there, adore your Savior upon your bended knees…

Choose, as much as you can, a place to kneel in, where you may be recollected, and least disturbed. There represent to yourself by a lively faith the majesty of God, and humbly beg His mercy and grace that you may assist at this tremendous sacrifice in the manner your ought.

(Bishop Robert Challoner as quoted by James Monti in September 21, 2017 article in The Wanderer, entitled “Preparing to Enter Into The Awesome Mystery of the Mass”.)

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