“The Mass is the most excellent form of prayer!” (Pope Paul VI).
For every Mass we hear with devotion, Our Lord sends a saint to comfort us at death. And this was revealed to St. Gertrude the great by Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Padre Pio, the stigmatic priest, once said that the world could exist more easily without the sun than without the Mass.
St. John Vianney also said that if we knew the value of the Mass we would die of joy.
St. Anselm, who is a great doctor of the Church declares that a single Mass offered for oneself during life may be worth more than a thousand celebrated for the same intention after death.
St. Leonard of Port Maurice proposed this statement by saying that one Mass before death may be more profitable than many after it.
Pope Benedict XV reminded us that the Holy Mass would be of greater profit if people had it offered in their lifetime, rather than having it celebrated for the relief of their souls after death.
When St. Teresa was overwhelmed with God’s Goodness and she asked Our Lord, “How can I thank you?” Our Lord replied, “ATTEND ONE MASS”.
The Blessed Virgin Mary had told Her faithful servant Alan: “My Son so loves those who help at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass that, if it were necessary He is willing to die for them as many times as they have heard Masses”.
St. John Vianney once again reminded us that if we should put all our good works in this world against one Holy Mass, they would be as a grain of sand beside a mountain.
As Catholics, we should in everyday of our lives thank God for the gift of Jesus in the Eucharist.