Monday, February 10, 2014

"The Mass...is a participation in this theophany"--Pope Francis

“When we celebrate the Mass, we don’t accomplish a representation of the Last Supper: no, it is not a representation. It is something else: it is the Last Supper itself. It is to really live once more the Passion and the redeeming Death of the Lord. It is a theophany: the Lord is made present on the altar to be offered to the Father for the salvation of the world. The Mass...is participated in, and it is a participation in this theophany, in this mystery of the presence of the Lord among us.”
Pope Francis, this morning.