Sacraments

(42 quotes)

“The Mass is long,” you say, and I reply: “Because your love is short.”
Saint Josemaría Escrivá

The greatness of the liturgy depends (we shall have to repeat this frequently) on its unspontaneity. Pope Benedict XVI

You can never get closer to someone who has died than when you are at Mass.
Father John Riccardo

It would be easier for the world to survive without the sun than to do without the holy Mass.
Saint Padre Pio

Well, if the Eucharist is a symbol, to hell with it.
Flannery O’Connor

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

If we really understood the Mass, we would die of joy.
Saint John Vianney

If the angels could be jealous of men, they would be for one reason: Holy Communion.
Saint Maximillian Kolbe

When you approach the tabernacle remember that God has been waiting for you for twenty centuries.
Saint Josemaría Escrivá

Mass is a marinade.
Father Mike Schmitz

All the answers are in the tabernacle.
Matthew Kelly

When you look at a crucifix you understand how much Jesus loved you then. When you look at the Eucharist you understand how much Jesus loves you now.
Blessed Mother Teresa

When you go to Mass and the music is off-key, the priest is boring and doesn’t say anything that connects with your life, the people around you are loud or smelly or you just don’t like them but you still choose to go to Mass, those are the best Masses you could possibly go to. They’re pruning Masses.
Father Mike Schmitz

Since Christ himself said, ‘”This is my body”, who shall dare to doubt that it is His body?
Saint Cyril of Jerusalem

Holy communion is the shortest and safest way to Heaven.
Saint Pius X

Fall in love with the Eucharist and everything else will fall into place.
Father David Herrera

In a false person, sacraments do not produce any effect.
Saint Thomas Aquinas

When we go to Confession we are not telling God something He doesn’t already know and we’re not showing Him something He doesn’t already see. We are giving Him something He doesn’t already have: Your broken heart.
Father Mike Schmitz

My idol comes to town once every two or three years, but Jesus is in concert every Sunday morning.
Ellie Scheid

Jesus is truly present at Mass. Are you?
From the book Theology of the Body for Teens: Middle School Edition

God gives us more than we can handle at every Mass.
Nate Reinhardt

God doesn’t want you to go to church. He wants you to want to go to church.
Curtis Martin

There’s a reason guys aren’t becoming priests. It’s because guys aren’t becoming men.
Chris Stefanick

We are not called to watch Mass, but to participate. It’s time to stop watching and start worshipping.
Father Mike Schmitz

Seven days without the Eucharist makes one weak.

It’s been a few days since I’ve seen my kids. My hearts racing; I can’t wait to hold them. This is just a glimpse into God’s heart at Mass.
Mark Hart

The Eucharist is the bread that gives strength… It is at once the most eloquent proof of His love and the most powerful means of fostering His love in us. He gives Himself every day so that our hearts as burning coals may set afire the hearts of the faithful.
Saint Damien of Molokai

The last degree of love is when He gave Himself to us to be our Food; because He gave Himself to be united with us in every way.
Saint Bernardine of Siena

I urge you with all the strength of my soul to approach the Eucharistic Table as often as possible. Feed on this Bread of the Angels from which you will draw the strength to fight inner struggles.
Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati

So many people see the confessional as a place of defeat, but confession is a place of victory every single time.
Father Mike Schmitz

Confession isn’t a place where I acknowledge sin has beat me, but that I’m letting Jesus win.
Father Mike Schmitz

Sunday doesn’t just prepare us for the week ahead – it prepares us for eternity.
Mark Hart

God’s preferred tabernacle is not a golden box, but you.
Father John Parks

The Lord never tires of forgiving. It is we who tire of asking for forgiveness.
Pope Francis

Jesus hides in the Eucharist so you don’t have to hide.
Father Mike Schmitz

A thousand years of enjoying human glory is not worth even an hour spent sweetly communing with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.
Saint Padre Pio

Upon receiving Holy Communion, the Adorable Blood of Jesus Christ really flows in our veins and His Flesh is really blended with ours.
Saint John Vianney

Our Sabbath practices reveal which Trinity we truly worship: Father, Son, and Spirit… or me, myself, and I.
Mark Hart

The Eucharist is the only food that we can’t commit gluttony with, because it’s impossible to consume too much love.
Father Marc Paveglio

Christ’s invitation to the priesthood is an invitation to a way of life that is athletic in its intensity and heroic in its form.
Father Robert Barron

I’m at my 3 year-olds year-end concert. It’s full of very off-key, mostly unfocused children, but this father is still beaming. Must be how God feels on Sunday.
Mark Hart

Reconciliation is the fastest way to change your life.
Mark Hart

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