“Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength”
St. Francis de Sales
I’d add one more. The Blessed Mother. The devil is scared witless of that little Virgin of Nazareth.
THE CROSS AND THE MASS
We at once notice that the Crucifix is on every altar; that the priest’s vestments are all marked with the Sign of the Cross, that the priest commences the Mass with the Sign of the Cross, that he makes this holy Sign very many times during the Mass. Why? To make clear to us that the Mass is really and truly the Sacrifice of the Cross, that in the Mass Christ is crucified, sheds His Precious Blood and dies for us. We must have no doubt that we are really assisting at the Sacrifice of the Cross.
Source: The Wonders of the Mass
THE HOLY SACRIFICE OF THE MASS IS…
The Mass is the perpetual sacrifice of the new law in which Christ offers Himself in an unbloody manner as He once offered Himself in a bloody manner on the cross.