Thursday, February 20, 2014


 "Behold, the everlasting oblation!  Of such power it is, that in the
whole world no other sacrifice remains but this." - St Vincent Ferrer


"Recall that at four important moments during the celebration of the Eucharist, the priest elevates the sacred Host and the Precious Blood of the Lord. The first moment is the elevation during the consecration. The second moment occurs when, at the conclusion of the Eucharistic prayer, the priest raises the Host and the chalice together just before the recitation of the Lord’s Prayer. Then, before the distribution of Holy Communion, the priest presents the sacred Host and the Precious Blood to the entire congregation with the words “Behold the Lamb of God….” And finally, in a more personal moment, each communicant is invited to behold and adore the sacred Host just before receiving the Bread of Life." - Archbishop Augustine Di Noia, OP


"At the elevation of the most holy Sacrament, we must strive to adore Him with all our heart, then to offer Him to God the Father for the remission of our sins and those of all the world,then to offer to Him ourselves and all the Church and all our relations and friends." - St Francis de Sales

Fr Dominic De Maio, OP

"The whole life and passion of Christ is expressed in the Mass.  So when the priest raises the sacred host and chalice, he represents how Christ was raised high upon the Cross.  All must humble themselves and bend the knee when the body of Christ is raised up, for the true Christ who is in heaven is in the host." - St Vincent Ferrer 


 "For the elevation is done that all present may see and ask for whatever
will profit unto salvation, according to the words: And I, if I be lifted up from
the earth, will draw all things to Myself." - Durandus, Bishop of Mende (France)

"Behold the Sun of holy Church, that scatters the clouds
and renders heaven again serene!  Behold the heavenly Rainbow, 
pacifying the storms of divine justice!" - St Leonard

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