Saturday, 8 May 2010

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

'Unlike anyone else, Our Lord came on earth, not to live, but to die. Death for our redemption was the goal of His sojourn here, the gold that he was seeking. He was, therefore not primarily a teacher, but a Savior. Was not Christ the Priest a Victim? He never offered anything except Himself. So we have a mutilated concept of our priesthood, if we envisage it apart from making ourselves victims in the prolongation of His Incarnation.' - Archbishop Fulton Sheen, The Priest Is Not His Own.


  1. ah, an excellent book.
    I would also recommend Dom Columba Marmion, 'Christ: The Ideal of the Priest'.

    God bless!

  2. I just received 'The priest is not his own' in the post, so i cant wait to start reading it.

    thanks for the suggestion. pax tecum

  3. They're both great book; I'll lend you Marmion if you like.