Introit

Introit
Traditional Mass

Tuesday, May 22, 2007



THE SACRIFICE OF THE MASS
Continued . . .

24--Does the Sacrifice of the Mass possess infinite value?

Yes and no! Considered as Christ's Sacrifice, the Mass always achieves its full effect. For the merits of Christ, the Divine Victim, are infinite. But the Mass is not Christ's Sacrifice alone. It is also that of the Church, of the whole Mystical Body; consequently of each one of us. As the Sacrifice of the Church--in the application of the fruits--the Mass is finite, limited. The merits of Christ are distributed to us in accordance with our dispositions, our sacrifices, and the glory we give to God. From this, may be seen the importance of making our own personal oblation with the best possible dispositions.

[From 'Your Mass and Your Life', to be continued . . .]