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Browsing Archive: July, 2017

The spiritual reason chalices are made from precious metal

Posted by Site Webmaster on Friday, July 7, 2017, In : Our Lady's Promise 

The sacred cup used at Mass is extraordinary because of the heavenly mystery it holds.

While it’s true that Jesus likely used a humble clay cup at the Last Supper, similar to what is found in the film Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, the chalice used at Mass is not meant to be a direct imitation of that first chalice.

Christopher Carstens explains in his book Mystical Body, Mystical Voice: Encountering Christ in the Words of the Mass how the Mass is more a heavenly banquet than a re-enac...


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Holy smoke! Why the Church uses incense at Mass

Posted by Site Webmaster on Friday, July 7, 2017, In : Our Lady's Promise 

Its spiritual purpose is rich in meaning, and incense has been used in divine worship for thousands of years.

The Catechism reminds us that prayer involves much more than our soul, “Whether prayer is expressed in words or gestures, it is the whole man who prays” (CCC 2562).

For this reason the Church’s public forms of worship contain numerous elements that are visible and engage our bodily senses. The Catechism teaches us that,  “In human life, signs and symbols occupy an importan...


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