The Origins of the Catholic Mass as Revealed To Venerable Catherine Emmerich

“I saw in an expressible way, from the beginning from generation to generation, the approach of the Incarnation, and with it the approach of the most holy Sacrament of the Altar.”

“In order to state as clearly as I can how the approach of the Incarnation, and with it the approach of the most Holy Sacrament of the Altar, was explained to me, I can only repeat how everything was set before my eyes in a great series of pictures.

First I saw the blessing of the Promise which God gave to the first man in Paradise, and from that Blessing saw a ray of light proceed to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Then came the other Patriarchs who were the holders and bearers of that holy treasure, and from each of them a ray of light fell upon Mary.

Then I saw Abraham, who had received this Blessing from God, and I again saw a ray of light proceeding from him to the Blessed Virgin.

Then came the other Patriarchs who were the holders and bearers of that holy treasure, and from each of them a ray of light fell upon Mary.

Then I saw the passage of this Blessing down the ages until it reached Joachim.

He was endowed with the highest blessing from the inmost sanctuary of the Temple so that he might become the fatoer of the most holy Virgin Mary, conceived without original sin.

In her the Word became flesh by the operation of the Holy Ghost and He dwelt amongst us for nine months in her, as the Ark of the Covenant of the New Testament, until in the fullness of timewe saw His glory born, born of theVirgin Mary, as glory as it were of the Only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.”

Venerable Anne Catherine Emmerich: The Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary Volume 1

My love of the Traditional Mass, other than having grown up in it and having been shaped by its’ truth and teachings which give grace, was also inspired by the readings and example of Father Gommar A. DePauw, J.D.D Here briefly, is who he was and what he did and wrote:

The Consecration of the Catholic Mass Father Gommar A. De Pauw, J.C.D. In the United States, a Belgian born theologian and Church lawyer, the Rev. Gommar A. DePauw, founded the Traditionalist Movement in the mid-1960s. A frequent guest on radio and television programs, he has contributed to scholarly journals and publications such as ‘Theologicae Lovanienses’, Homiletic and Pastoral Review, Dictionary of the Bible, and The New Catholic Encyclopedia. He is listed, among others, in Directory of American Scholars, Leaders of the English Speaking World, Catholic Who’s Who, Who’s Who in Religion, Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who in the World.” U.S. News and World Report’