Going Deeper: A Priest: A Man of Habit


Because we were created and redeemed by God in both body and soul, our worship involves not only our souls (intellect and will) but also our senses. The priest, as an alter Christus, shows to us Christ the High Priest, and the furnishings and external signs contained in the Mass and in the church all help to reveal the incarnate God.

Discussion Questions:

1. How does it help us pray better to understand the symbolism and function of liturgical vestments and furnishings?

2. How do these visible things help me understand what is happening in the Sacred Liturgy?

3. What are the thing that are used in the sacred rites of the Catholic Church that I still don’t know about?

“There is nothing so great as the Eucharist. If God had something more precious, He would have given it to us.” -St. Jean Vianney