The Mystical Body and the Liturgy

Mystical Body of Christ

 

If we would define and describe this true Church of Jesus Christ – which is the One, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic and Roman Church  – we shall find nothing more noble, more sublime, or more divine than the expression “the Mystical Body of Christ” – an expression which springs from and is, as it were, the fair flowering of the repeated teaching of the Sacred Scriptures and the Holy Fathers.  Pope Pius XII paragraph 13 Mystici Corporis Christi

I was at daily Mass the other day participating and observing my surroundings.  I noticed how different people made all kinds of different gestures.  Some raising hands in the air.  Others off to their sides.  Still others put there hands in a traditional prayer position.  I felt God tell me interiorly how much he loves when people pray sincerely with their hearts and how much he loves each of these people.

Y’all know how much I dislike Liturgy wars, and how much I think God is looks at each individual heart.  But you also know what I think about the Latin Mass.   But I go to a Novus Ordo parish and I love it very much and feel called to be there.  And it was in a Novus Ordo Mass that I was observing the gesturing of these sincere and God loving people.  But sometimes I do ache inside.  The noise level often is not conducive to prayer because the silent reverence seems to have been lost.  Additionally, I love Latin. Latin is an anointed language since it was nailed to the Cross of Christ.  Ecclesiastical Latin is probably the only language that hasn’t been corrupted with garbage.  It hasn’t been pornofied by our culture.  Though I have often heard that in the old Mass people were just spectators while the Priest did all the work, I never actually looked at it this way.  To me, it is one movement of the Mystical Body through the head of the Body, the Priest.  I found it to be a very active participation that is communal because the interior is aligned towards God moving through the Priest.   One additional thing, recently I learned that the tabernacles used to be veiled.  Given my experience with my veil, I found this odd that we changed this.  I say all this, while at the same time recognizing the beautiful things that can take place at the Novus Ordo Mass.  I really do try not to judge.

I was not thinking about any of these things I just mentioned when I finished Mass and prayed the Rosary in Adoration.  I felt God suddenly pouring over me about the Liturgy.  I am not a liturgist, so I always hesitate to post these things, but felt convicted today to do so.  As always when I write in my journal I write as if God is speaking to me directly.  If the Magisterium of the church was to come out and say what I have written in wrong, then they are correct and I am wrong.  Please discern that as you read what I wrote.  I post it now because I feel it is important for our times.  I do not write this as a judgment of anyone or anything.  But it is a message for Priests and leaders.

September 18, 2019 – Feast of Saint Joseph Cupertino

Beloved Lily of the Father,

Do you not see that you are walking backwards?

The progress of the world does not advance the cause of God.

I am the HEAD of the MYSTICAL BODY.

My Priests are in me, directing the movement of the body in worship.

But many have been derelict in their duty.

The body is disjointed and dysautonomic. 

Instead of drawing nearer they make gods of themselves each moving individually instead of with ME who is present in the Priest.

We are ONE, HOLY, CATHOLIC and APOSTOLIC.  We are not acting this way.

People are not letting go and letting God.  They try to control what is not theirs to control.

There is no TRUST in me.  JESUS I TRUST IN YOU.

Priests who have acquiesced their duty have let the evil one in.  Woe to them.

In worship the hands and feet should not be moving as the HEAD.  The keys of the Kingdom will be lost because of this.  But as the Spirit guides, He restores.

ONE MYSTICAL BODY ACTIVE TOGETHER GUIDED BY THE HEAD.

My Priests have unveiled the tabernacle, bringing Apocalypse on the Church.

The Lord disciplines him whom he loves.

My Priests, do not be illegitimate children.

BE SONS.

Discipline yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness and roots out bitterness.

Be careful not to make order your god.  It is for this reason I have allowed the unveiling.  I AM GOD. 

The earth shook while I was on the cross.

But with this unveiling, I will shake not only the earth but heaven.

What is not shaken will remain standing like my Mother.

Those who enter the sanctuary of Divine Life through her to me will make Satan their footstool.

Totally unified as a vine to the TREE OF LIFE.

I AM a consuming fire of GLORY.

Cherubim surround you and impart wisdom for these times.

(Redacted)

Be merciful to the disordered and trust that I will reorder them with your prayers and supplications.

In the beginning they were made male and female, made to fit together, woven by their creator.

I will cut out the parts of the body that bring death.

Imitate the leaders who speak the will of God and take no offense at my TRUTH which is LOVE.

The heavenly Jerusalem awaits as the city on the hill burns down.

Psalm 33:18

  • Your Divine Spouse

 

About veilofveronica

I am a mother and wife as well as an RCIA and Adult Faith Formation catechist at a parish in the south. I have 3 children and a great husband.
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11 Responses to The Mystical Body and the Liturgy

  1. MLogan says:

    I stopped attending my daughter’s Catholic school Mass once a week when they started allowing the students to distribute communion. Like you, I don’t judge, but it just felt wrong. What do you think?

    • Again, the church allows this so I obey the authority of the church and I know God works in all things and can bring those children closer to Him through that experience. But it makes my heart ache. Not because f the children and what they do, but for our leadership that doesn’t recognize WHO is present (some do, but a lot don’t). My husband had read the transcript of the exorcism of Anneliese Michel. In it the demons describe how their greatest feat was getting people to get their hands all over the Eucharist. It makes it so easy to profane. That’s not to say those kids would, but it’s just easier. For this reason I think the care we take of our Blessed Lord should be paramount.

    • One other thing though, if I have the chance to receive Jesus I do even if the Mass is a mess. I try not to judge the people and if the consecration is said properly, then he is there.

  2. Anne says:

    The book In Sinu Jesu is a must tight now!!
    This morning I have such a sense that it is decision time. No wandering around in the middle,
    The priests in knowing and living their true identity is paramount. All else will follow.

  3. The moment I read the line
    My priests have unveiled the Tabernacle, bringing Apocalypse upon the Church
    I thought of the crowd of Communion Ministers in my church.

    For some years now, I’ve been wondering if this is right, seeing the big numbers of these Communion Ministers at each Mass, some not dressed right, some clearly wearing pride as they performed their duty. I can understand the need for so many Ministers at mega parishes but even then, I wonder, How did the priests of before do it?

    Having them has created lines of people going up to receive snaking all around the church and distracting everyone where once it was just one long line and everyone patiently and quietly going up to receive Holy Communion. Then, there are the wardens, some a tad overzealous in their duty, waving their arms like windmills to herd us to change lines when another Minister suddenly becomes available.

    There are even a few sparsely attended Masses where up to 3 Ministers assist the priest and I wonder at the need for this. Where once it was just about going to receive, now people choose Communion lines to avoid Ministers they are not comfortable with.

    These are little things but they distract and it saddens me.

    • It’s a good question of how they did it before. Here in America we had altar rails and we knelt, and the Priest moved along the rail, rather quickly I might add. Hope you are well.

      • The increasing distraction may be one of the reasons why I’m drawn to the silence and stillness of Adoration! Still, I’m grateful for Mass and the freedom to worship. It’s not to be taken for granted.
        I’m fine, Susan, thank you. I just got my copy of In Sinu Jesu. Another journey begins!

  4. James Ignatius McAuley says:

    Sue,

    HAPPY FEAST OF OUR LADY OF WALSINGHAM – 30 years ago this past summer I visited the shrine. Happy Memories!

    There are some very good comments above.

    1.) Back in 19878-79,when they began to aggressively push EMHCs and communion in the hand at the behest of late Bishop Joseph Bernadin (I privately refer to him as the Witch King) against the wishes of SS Paul VI and John Paul II, they, quite truthfully, claimed it was the earlier tradition of the Church to receive in the hand.

    2.) What nobody asked is why the earlier tradition was abandoned.

    3.) I still remember the flyer that went around the Diocese of Buffalo – with a Quote from St. Cyril of Jerusalem, that is quoted ad nauseum as the justification for communion in the hand.

    4.) It is to be noted that the Church in Rome, Constantinople, Alexandria, Antioch, and Jerusalem all abandoned communion in the hand.

    5.) St. Symeon of Thessalonica states that communion for the hand for the laity ended because of “certain incidents.” In other words, desecration and irreverence towards the body of our Lord.

    6.) That above referenced flyer also mentioned that Eastern Catholics took Communion in the hand. What the flyer failed to mention was that ONLY Bishops, Priests, and Deacons could receive our Lord thus and that was within the sanctuary. The laity and lower order of Clergy (Subdeacons, Lectors and Candle Bearer) must receive in the mouth from the spoon. We usually use a houseling cloth and hold that beneath of the chin of the communicant in the Byzantine rite.

    I received my first communion in June 1976 and we were told we could not touch the host, only the priest could. When the first EHMCs came in 1979, I remember the older altar boys protesting to our parish priest.

    And yes, even when we had over 100 people, serving communion was not that hard for the altar boy in cassock and surplice or Priest in those days. You held the paten just so and walked backwards, with your eye on the host to prevent it from falling, which was rare in those days when communion was on the tongue. IF the host fell on the floor we had a ritual to deal with it. We have similar rituals in the Byzantine Church. IT IS OUR LORD!

    And, I do not believe under the latest edition of the GIRM (General Instruction of the Roman Missal) that the tabernacle needs to be veiled – but it used to be, everywhere.

    We talk about the ignorance of the laity, but it is just as bad amongst the priests – Recently, I witnessed a Roman Catholic priest complain during mass that we should be doing the mas ad orientam. But, the poor fellow never wears his Chasuble, and is one of those stole over alb fellows that I call a stolie.

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