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Thursday, 18 January 2018

"The Most Beautiful Thing This Side Of Heaven" - Fr. Faber.



Illustration: PINTEREST


The following Text and this Illustration: CATHOLICISM PURE AND SIMPLE


It is the Mass, that Cardinal Newman,
the leader of The Oxford Movement into
The Church, said that he could attend
forever, and not be tired.

Father Faber, Priest of The Brompton Oratory in the last Century, described The Mass as: "The most beautiful thing this side of Heaven”, and he continued:

“It came forth out of the grand mind of The Church,
and lifted us out of Earth and out of self, and wrapped
us round in a cloud of mystical sweetness and the sublimities of a more than Angelic Liturgy, and purified us almost without ourselves, and charmed us with the Celestial charming, so that our very senses seemed to find vision, hearing, fragrance, taste, and touch beyond what Earth can give”.

Father Adrian Fortescue, a great English Liturgical historian, has said that
The Mass of The Roman Rite is the
most Venerable Rite in Christendom.

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