Monday, August 28, 2006

Here beneath these signs are hidden

Here is what Padre Pio says about the Mass:

"It is easier for the earth to exist without the sun than without the holy Sacrifice of the Mass.”

He was given great graces from none other then our dearest Lord himself.
He was raised up by God, as a saint, in our times, by the Lord, for the benefit of us all!

“Where there is a testament, the death of the testator must of necessity come in.

For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is as yet of no strength, whilst the testator liveth.

Whereupon neither was the first indeed dedicated without blood.
For when every commandment of the law had been read by Moses to all the people, he took the blood of calves and goats, with water, and scarlet wool and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people.

Saying: ‘This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you.’

The tabernacle also and all the vessels of the ministry, in like manner, he sprinkled with blood.

And almost all things, according to the law, are cleansed with blood: and without shedding of blood there is no remission.”

(Hebrews, 9, 16-22).

St Thomas Aquinas puts it very beautifully when he wrote in his hymn Lauda Sion: “Sub diversis speciebus Signis tantum et non rebus Latent res eximiae - Here beneath these signs are hidden, Priceless things to sense forbidden, Signs, not things, are all we see.”
In Christo et Maria!

Rachel Anne Thérèse


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