We believe that the Mass, celebrated by the priest representing the person of Christ by virtue of the power received through the Sacrament of Orders, and offered by him in the name of Christ and the members of His Mystical Body, is the sacrifice of Calvary rendered sacramentally present on our altars. We believe that as the bread and wine consecrated by the Lord at the Last Supper were changed into His body and His blood which were to be offered for us on the cross, likewise the bread and wine consecrated by the priest are changed into the body and blood of Christ enthroned gloriously in heaven, and we believe that the mysterious presence of the Lord, under what continues to appear to our senses as before, is a true, real and substantial presence.
Pope Paul VI, “Credo of the People of God”  (via intheshoes-ofthefisherman)

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"In the life of the body a man is sometimes sick, and unless he takes medicine, he will die. Even so in the spiritual life a man is sick on account of sin. For that reason he needs medicine so that he may be restored to health; and this grace is bestowed in the Sacrament of Penance."

~ St. Thomas Aquinas.

The Rosary is the best therapy for these distraught, unhappy, fearful, and frustrated souls, precisely because it involves the simultaneous use of three powers: the physical, the vocal, and the spiritual, and in that order.
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen (via confessionsofsomeoneanonymous)

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O truly necessary sin of Adam, destroyed completely by the death of Christ!
O happy fault, that earned for us so great, so glorious a Redeemer!

O certe necessárium Adæ peccátum, quod Christi morte delétum est! 
O felix culpa, quæ talem ac tantum méruit habére Redemptórem!

The Exsultet

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to everyone with finals and exams and big projects due very very soon and haven’t started anything yet


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Christ is risen!!!


Let us rejoice!!!!!!!!!

The Eucharist is the Sacrament of Love; It signifies Love, it produces Love.
St. Thomas Aquinas (via catholic-christian)

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"We adore Thee, O Christ, and we bless Thee; 
because by Thy holy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world."

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On the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

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The Hourly Events of the Passion

7pm: Jesus washes the feet of the Apostles.
8pm: Last Supper and institution of the Holy Eucharist.
9pm: Jesus preaches his last discourse of love and makes His prayer for the union of His disciples
10pm: Prayer in Gethsemani. The Agony.
11pm: Jesus is arrested and brought to Jesusalem.
12am: Before Annas and Caiphas. First trial before the Sanhedrin.
1am: The denial of Peter. Jesus is imprisoned until morning.
5am: Jesus is struck and insulted in prison
6am: Jesus placed before false witnesses; affirms His Divinity. He is condemned as a blasphemer - worthy of death.
7am: Jesus in the Pretorium. He declares to Pontius Pilate that He is a King.
8am: Jesus in the palace of Herod. He is treated like a fool and is despised.
9am: Barabbas is preferred over Jesus. The scourging.
10am: Jesus is crowned with thorns and is condemned to death.
11am: Jesus carries His Cross to Calvary.
12pm: Jesus is stripped of His garments and nailed to the Cross which is raised and set in place.
1pm: Jesus forgives His enemies and opens the Gates of Paradise to the Good Thief.
2pm: Jesus leaves His Mother to be our Mother.
3pm: Jesus dies on the Cross.
4pm: The Heart of Jesus is pierced by a spear.
5pm: Jesus is put in the arms of His Mother, and is buried.
6pm: The desolation and solitude of the Mother of God.


the writing for this movie is so under appreciated

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I believe that there are only two classes of people in the world: those who are on the Cross with Christ, and those who are beneath it to harangue Him. Those who are on the Cross, even by sympathy, like His Blessed Mother, are those who suffer. Take, for example, the hungry, a large percentage of the population of the world. They are on the Cross. They may not know it, but that is the way they will be saved. Then there are the others who are beneath it saying…Come down and we will believe.
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen (via acatholicvibe)

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To have the right to do a thing is not at all the same as being right in doing it.