Continued from yesterday...
Chapter 8. The Principal Duties of the Day
Daily Mass and Communion.
Better than the most lengthy prayers and the severest penances, the surest of all means of becoming holy is by assisting at daily Mass and receiving Holy Communion.
The Mass is Calvary here again; it has the same infinite value and brings us the same oceans of graces as Our Lord's death on Mount Calvary.
Our Lord offered His sufferings and death for each one of us in particular. In the Mass He mystically dies again for each of those who assist at the Holy Sacrifice.
One Mass gives Him more glory than the praise and adoration of all the Angels and Saints in Heaven.
Multitudes of Angels stand around the priest and offer our prayers to God.
The blessings and favors we receive at each Mass we hear are indescribably great.
How foolish are those who can assist at Mass and are too lazy and negligent to do so!
We have already spoken of the consolations and joys we receive in Holy Communion. No one who pauses to think on these will refuse to receive God daily into his heart. Only crass ignorance can expiain such negligence....
From An Easy Way to Become a Saint
by E. D. M. (1949)
The Catholic Printing Press
With Ecclesiastical Approbation
13th June 1949