Sunday, September 20, 2009

Fully Participating in Mass

And it has nothing to do with moving about in front of the parish or carrying things around...

But to participate in the sacrifice of Chirist in not merely to assist at the expressive drama in order to acquire thereby renewal of interior devotion.  It is above all to unite our intention with that of Christ in the very act of offering.  It is to offer with Him in a mysterious Oneness:  which enables us to share in the infinite merits which are the fruit of the offering on Calvary.

-Revue des Sciences Phil. et Theol., Father Mennesier, O.P., 1931, page 284.