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Facts Every Catholic Should Know About The Holy Mass & Eucharist: Read & Share

Every Catholic Should Know these facts about the Holy Mass and the Holy Eucharist. 

1. When the Eucharistic is being celebrated, the Sanctuary is filled with countless angels who adore the divine victim immolated on the altar. ~St. John Chrysostom               

2. The angels surround and help the priest when he is celebrating Mass. ~St. Augustine                           

3. If we really understood the Mass, we would die of joy. ~St. Jean Vianney        

4. The celebration of Holy Mass is as valuable as the death of Jesus on the cross. ~St. Thomas Aquinas                           

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How To Venerate The Relic Of A Saint.

A basic and simple guide for those unfamiliar with the ancient practice.
The veneration of relics in the Catholic Church is an ancient tradition that dates back all the way to the New Testament. We can find its origins in the life of Jesus Christ (think of the woman who touched Jesus’ cloak and was healed). The Church has always treated the relics of saints in a special manner, preserving them and often putting them on display for the benefit of the faithful.
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Angels And Saints (5) – St. Maria Faustina.

In general, St. Faustina was constantly comforted by the thought — and sometimes given supernatural assurance — that we are not alone in our struggles for faith and love, but are surrounded (whether we know it or not) by a “great crowd of witnesses” (Heb 12:1).


 

When she was dangerously ill, a radiant seraph brought her Holy Communion for 13 days –


St. Faustina Writes:

“In the evening, the sister [Sister David] who was to look after me came and said: 


‘Tomorrow you will not receive the Lord Jesus, Sister, because you are very tired; later on, we shall see.’


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Angels And Saints (2) – St. Padre Pio.

Padre Pio, a well-known Catholic cleric, had close relationships with not only his guardian angel but other angels as well.


Padre Pio, born in 1887 of simple farm people in Pietrelcina, Italy, was a monk who had the stigmata, the marks of Christ’s crucifixion, etched in his hands, feet, and side, as did the founder of his order, St. Francis. Despite his own fragile health, he devoted his life to building homes for the sick, the handicapped, and the elderly.

Padre Pio had a particularly interesting relationship with angels. It is said that he “met” his own guardian angel as a youngster and occasionally received counsel from him; later, the two communicated in both prayerful and humorous dialogues.

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Angels And Saints (1) – St. Gemma Galgani.

Saint Gemma Galgani, a young mystic who died at the age of 25 in 1903, enjoyed the grace of the constant sight of her guardian angel.

  
Born in 1878 in Lucca, Italy, she was outstanding for her angelic purity, child-like simplicity, candor, and innocence, virtues that no doubt help account for the special privilege she received. Gemma’s confessor and biographer provides us with details of her familiarity with her guardian angel.
“Gemma,” he writes, “saw him with her eyes, touched him with her hand as if he were a being of this world, remained talking with him as one friend with another. ‘Jesus has not left me alone,’ she said. ‘He makes my guardian angel stay with me always….’

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The Saints And The Eucharist (4) – St. John Marie Vianney.

St. John Marie Vianney

1786  – 1859. 

 

St. John Marie Vianney writes regarding the Holy Mass: 

“If we knew the value of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, how much more zeal we would put into participating in it. How fortunate is that Guardian Angel who accompanies a soul to Holy Mass.  […] If I were to meet a priest and an Angel together, I would first honor the priest with my greeting, and then the Angel…If it were not for the priest, the Passion and Death of Jesus would be of no use.   
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The Saints And The Eucharist (3) – St. Stanislaus Kostka.

16th Century           

Saint Stanislaus Kostka.



Saint Stanislaus Kostka was born in 1550 in Rostków, a few kilometers from Warsaw. In 1564, when he was 14 years old, Stanislaus was sent to Vienna with his older brother to complete his studies with the Jesuits. He liked very much both his studies and the disciplined life of the college and already decided to enter the religious life.   

Unfortunately, the Jesuits had to close the college and Stanislaus, his brother, and their tutor were forced to leave, eventually accepting the hospitality of a nobleman of the Lutheran faith. 

Stanislaus maintained his exemplary devotional lifestyle, despite the pressure from his brother, their tutor, and their host, all of whom criticized him for this.   Stanislaus accepted all this with patience and submission, so much so that during the night, he prayed for them.    
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The Saints And The Eucharist (2) – Blessed Imelda Lambertini.

Blessed Imelda Lambertini (1320-1333).


Blessed Imelda Lambertini showed a great love for Jesus in the Eucharist from the time of her childhood, but her chaplain reminded her that she could only receive her First Holy Communion (in those days) when she turned 14 years old.   

On May 12, 1333, on the Vigil of the Ascension, she went to Mass and presented herself for Holy Communion. The priest ignored her completely, but the Lord wished to grant the desire of little Imelda.  

As she received the Body of Christ, her radiant soul flew at once up to heaven. Blessed Imelda  is patroness of First Communicants. 
~Blessed Imeda, Pray For Us!

These 12 Quotes Will Change The Way You Attend Holy Mass

1.When the Eucharist is being celebrated, the sanctuary is filled with countless angels who adore the divine victim immolated on the altar. ~ St. John Chrysostom

2.The angels surround and help the priest when he is celebrating Mass. ~ St. Augustine

3. The best time to ask and obtain favors from God is the time of the Elevation.” ~St.John Bosco

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4. The celebration of Holy Mass is as valuable as the death of Jesus on the cross. ~ St Thomas Aquinas

5.St. Teresa was over whlmd with God’s Goodness and asked Our Lord “How can I thank you?” Our Lord replied, “ATTEND ONE MASS.”

6. “My Son so loves those who assist at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass that, if it were necessary He would die for them as many times as they’ve heard Masses.” Our Lady to Blessed Alan.

7. When we receive Holy Communion, we experience something extraordinary –
a joy, a fragrance, a well-being that thrills the whole body and causes it to exalt~ St Jean Vianney

8. There is nothing so great as the Eucharist. If God had something more precious, He would have given it to us. ~ Saint Jean Vianney

9.Be eager to go to Mass on weekdays also, even if it costs a sacrifice. Our Lord will reward you with His Blessings and make you succeed in your undertakings~Don Bosco

10. When we have been to Holy Communion, the balm of love envelops the soul as the flower envelops the bee. St Jean Vianney

11. It would be easier for the world to survive without the sun than to do without Holy Mass. ~ St. Pio of Pietrelina

12. If we really understood the Mass, we would die of joy. ~ Saint Jean Vianney

Catholics Teaching On Saints. Do We Have To Believe In Them? (Catechism of the Catholic Church)

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Q. What do we mean by the “Church Triumphant”? 
A. By the “Church Triumphant” we mean all the faithful now in heaven, rejoicing with God that they have defeated their spiritual enemies and attained their salvation. 

Q. Explain the “Communion of Saints.” 
A. The “Communion of Saints” means that the members of the three branches of the Church can help one another. We can assist the souls in Purgatory by our prayers and good works, while the Saints in heaven intercede for us. 

Q. Does the “Communion of Saints” mean anything else? 
A. The “Communion of Saints” means also that we all share in the merits of Our Lord and in the superabundant satisfaction of the Blessed Virgin and of the Saints, as well as in the prayers and good works of the Church and of the faithful. 

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Litany Of The Saints

​Lord, have mercy on us.           Lord,have mercy on us.

Christ, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.

Lord, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.

Christ, hear us.                           Christ, graciously hear us.

God, the Father of heaven, 
have mercy on us.

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The Saints Of Our Time, The Saints We Needs In These Times

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*WE NEED SAINTS*

*We need saints* without veil or cassock.

*We need saints* who wear jeans and sports shoes.

*We need saints* who go to the movies, listen to music and hang out with friends.

*We need saints* who put God in first place, but who let go of their power.

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The Saints Quotes On Our Lady Of Sorrows

​As Complied By St. Alphonsus Liguori

(The Glories Of Mary)


The 3rd Sorrow of Our Lady:  


The Loss of the Child Jesus in the Temple.


1. Origen says, that through the love which this holy mother bore her Son, she suffered more at this loss of Jesus than any martyr ever suffered at death.


2. Let us imagine what distress that afflicted mother must have experienced in those three days in which she was searching for her Son.


3. Ah, how long were these three days for Mary! They appeared three ages!


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Saints Of The Day – Ss Eusebius of Vercelli & Julian Eymard

Saint Eusebius of Vercelli

​Born: March 2, 283 AD, Sardinia, Italy

Died: August 1, 371 AD, Vercelli, Italy

Patronage: Vercelli

Memorial: August 2

Eusebius was the founder of the canons regular, priests living under a religious rule and dedicated to pastoral work. The canons regular was the immediate result of the rise of monasticism in the East, and St. Eusebius of Vercelli saw the possibilities of this new movement for the clergy. His example was imitated all over the West and brought about a renewal of clerical life.

He was born in Sardinia and as a child was taken to Rome, where he became a member of the Roman clergy under Pope Julius. Consecrated for the see of Vercelli in 344, he gathered his clergy into a community life, founding also the dioceses of Turin and Embrun. In 355, he attended the Council of Milan as legate of Pope Liberius, which defended St. Athanasius against those Western bishops intimidated by the emperor. When Eusebius was ordered along with other bishops to condemn Athanasius, he refused, insisting instead that they all sign the Nicene Creed. When threatened by the emperor, Eusebius stood his ground and told the emperor he had no right interfering in Church matters.

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St. Henry II King of Germany & Head of Holy Roman Empire

On July 13, the Catholic Church celebrates the memorial of St. Henry II, a German king who led and defended Europe’s Holy Roman Empire at the beginning of the first millennium.

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St. Henry II

St. Henry was born in 972 to Duke Henry of Bavaria and Princess Gisela of Burgundy. During his youth, Henry received both an education and spiritual guidance from a bishop who was himself canonized, St. Wolfgang of Regensberg. Henry was an intelligent and devout student, and for a period of time he was considered for the priesthood.

St. Wolfgang’s lessons in piety and charity left a lasting mark on Henry’s soul. But it was ultimately in the political realm, not the Church that he would seek to exercise these virtues.

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