Traditional Mass

Friday, July 06, 2007

Continued . . .

32--What does the Holy Father have to say about this in his encyclical, Mediator Dei, paragraphs 99 and 102?

He [Pius XII] writes: "To the end that their redemption and salvation, in that which concerns the individual and all generations. . . may be accomplished and made pleasing to God, it is essential that all men should individually come into vital contact with the Sacrifice of the Cross and thus share in the merits derived from it.

"It is therefore, necessary, that all Christians should esteem as a chief duty and supreme honor, their participation in the Eucharistic Sacrifice; and that, in a passive and negligent manner, while thinking of other things; but with an attention and fervor intimately uniting them to the Great High Priest, in accordance with the Apostle's words: 'Have this mind in you which was also in Christ Jesus' {Phil. 2:5} offering with, and through him, and sanctifying ourselves in Him."
[From 'Your Mass and Your Life', to be continued . . .]