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The Coming Together of Heaven and Earth at Mass- A Video Representation

Posted on January 30, 2020 in: News, Reflections

The Coming Together of Heaven and Earth at Mass- A Video Representation

The Veil Removed is a moving 5 minute video that reveals the coming together of heaven and earth at Mass, as seen by saints and mystics, revealed by scripture and in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.  

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What love is there like to that of Jesus Christ? He chose for the institution of the Eucharist the eve of the day on which He was to be put to death! Men weave the darkest plots against Him, and He thinks only what is the most precious gift He can give them! They think only of lifting Him on an infamous cross to die. He thinks only of raising an altar on which to immolate Himself each day for us. -St. John Vianney

What the Catechism Says:

1370 To the offering of Christ unites not only the members still here on earth, but also those already in the glory of heaven. In communion with and commemorating the Blessed Virgin Mary and all the saints, the Church offers the Eucharistic sacrifice. In the Eucharist the Church is as it were at the foot of the cross with Mary, united with the offering and intercession of Christ.

1419 Having passed from this world to the Father, Christ gives us in the Eucharist the pledge of glory with him. Participation in the Holy Sacrifice identifies us with his Heart, sustains our strength along the pilgrimage of this life, makes us long for eternal life, and unites us even now to the Church in heaven, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and all the saints.

1326 Finally, by the Eucharistic celebration we already unite ourselves with the heavenly liturgy and anticipate eternal life, when God will be all in all.

335 In her liturgy, the Church joins with the angels to adore the thrice-holy God. She invokes their assistance (in the funeral liturgy's In Paradisum deducant te angeli. . .["May the angels lead you into Paradise. . ."]). Moreover, in the "Cherubic Hymn" of the Byzantine Liturgy, she celebrates the memory of certain angels more particularly (St. Michael, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael, and the guardian angels).

The Veil Removed is a visual interpretation of how all heaven and earth unite to celebrate the Holy Eucharist as noted in Catechism #335, #1326, #1370, #1419 and in scripture revelation chapters 4, 5 and 7. It is not meant to portray an exact picture of how this happens.

For more information visit TheVeilRemoved.com

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