in order that the merits of your sacrifice
on the Cross
might be applied to every soul
of all time,
you willed that it should be renewed
upon the altar.
At the Last Supper, you said:
"Do this in remembrance of me."
By these words
you gave your apostles
and their successors
the power to consecrate
and to the command to do what you yourself did.
I believe that the Mass
both a sacrifice
and a memorial-
reenacting your passion, death and resurrection.
Help me to realize that the Mass
is the greatest gift of God
and our greatest gift to God.
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Let Earth exult and Heaven hear
The Hymn that grateful accents raise,
Our song of joy in Rita's praise.
By fast her sinless frame is weak;
Her livid flesh the scourges streak.
In pity for her Savior's woes,
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