From Forums of the Virgin Mary [translation]:
When the Mass is celebrated, the veil that separates Heaven and earth is lifted and the altar of Heaven and that of earth become one.
And then the liturgy of Heaven is re-created, which our eyes do not see but our faith can perceive.
There, each attendee is surrounded by a supernatural world made up of angels and saints who praise and thank God.
That is why it is said that nothing on earth has the value of a Mass.
Our Guardian Angels assist us at that time so that we can take advantage of that situation, if we are obedient and do not get distracted.
Here we will talk about the things that happen in Mass, that remain hidden from our eyes, and that only a few mystics have been able to see by the Grace of God, and about what the Virgin Mary recommends about how to act during Mass.
Theologian Joseph Ratzinger has said that the Mass is not a party or a gathering for the purpose of having a time in community, but rather it is what makes God present among us.
And that becomes a deception when the main actor of the Mass is not the living God but the priest.
Jesus Christ invites us to the eternal present of Heaven, where He presides over the Mass and leads us into the Presence of the Father.
Therefore Mass is a participation in the worship of God in the heavenly temple.
The altar on earth is united and merged with the altar in Heaven.
And wonderful things happen, like the Presence of heavenly creatures in the midst of the liturgy, invisible to human eyes.
Therefore, the Mass is that of Heaven on earth, and there is only one mass, the one that took place in Heaven thousands of years ago, which is transferred to Earth. [scroll for more]
However, the modernists, who do not believe in the supernatural, consider the Mass a gathering of the parish community to remember Jesus Christ.
The reality in which the entire Church has believed in unison from the first century to the middle of the 20th century is that angels and saints are present in the Mass.
Mass removes us from the common world and takes us to the moment and the sacred time where the natural and the supernatural then converge.
And although we are in a parish church, the liturgy transports us to a heavenly reality.
And this is expressed in the preface of Mass, when the priest invites the community of the Church on earth to unite with the Thrones and Dominations, the Cherubim and Seraphim, to sing the angelic hymn of praise to God, thrice holy .
The priest says “united with the heavenly choirs, we sing without ceasing the hymn of your glory,” and then those attending mass sing “Holy, Holy, Holy.”
This means that we are joining the eternal choir of angels and saints in a song of praise.
Padre Pio saw the Blessed Virgin Mary present at every Mass, along with the angels and the entire heavenly court.
He saw the open heavens, the glory of God, and the splendor of the angels and saints.
And Saint Therese of the Child Jesus experienced the same thing during her first Communion.
For this reason the churches originally tried to remember that when we are at Mass, we are entering Heaven and therefore they were historically designed for that.
The stained glass windows, the paintings that reflect angels and saints, Christ in the center of the tabernacle, the Scripture passages in the images, are exhibits that [help] make us enter Heaven.
In addition, the candles, the incense, the altar, the book where the scriptures are read, the gestures that we make during the Mass, are things that can be found in the book of the Apocalypse, where Saint John showed a part of the liturgy of Heaven.
So there is only one liturgy that is in Heaven, there is only one altar that is in Heaven, and there is only one high priest who is Jesus Christ, Who is in Heaven.
The celebrant priest invites us to go to Heaven when he says lift up our hearts, because in reality the altar of Heaven and that of the parish become one. [scroll for more]
It is Christ in person at that moment, who uses the priest as a vehicle, who invites us to pay homage to God the Father.
Furthermore, St. Brigid says that one day, when she was attending Mass, she saw an immense number of angels descend and gather around the altar, contemplating the priest.
Blessed Enrique Suso says that when he was saying Mass, the angels visibly gathered around the altar, and some approached him in an ecstasy of love. [scroll for more]
And Catalina Rivas had a vision of what happens in the offertory of the Mass, which is the moment in which the celebrant presents to God the species of bread and wine, which will then have transubstantiation when the priest takes the host in his hand and says “this is My flesh” and takes the chalice with the wine and says “this is My blood.”
In that vision, Catalina Rivas saw that when the offertory was taking place, figures suddenly began to stand up that she had not seen before.
It was as if next to each person who was at Mass another person came out.
And the temple was filled with some young, beautiful characters, dressed in very white robes.
And they went out to the central aisle heading towards the altar.
His bare feet did not touch the ground, but went as if sliding, as if slipping.
Then the Virgin Mary told him that they were the Guardian Angels of each of the people who were at Mass, who brought the offerings and requests of each one before the altar of the Lord.
The first angels had their hands full of intentions or offerings, which belonged to those people who were aware of what the gesture meant and had something to offer the Lord.
But behind the first angels came others who had nothing in their hands, carrying them empty.
And the Virgin told him that they are the angels of the people who, being here, never offer anything, who have no interest or offerings to bring before the altar.
And in last place were other half-saddened angels, with their hands folded in prayer but with their eyes lowered.
And the Virgin Mary told her that they are the Guardian Angels of the people who, being there, have come forced, by commitment, but without any desire to participate in the Mass.
They go sad because they have nothing to take before the altar, except their own prayers.
And then the Virgin recommended how to act:
“Offer at that moment your sorrows, your pains, your illusions, your sorrows, your joys, and your requests.
“Remember that the Mass has infinite value, therefore, be generous in offering and in asking.”
She also saw other beings and the Virgin told her, “they are the blessed souls in purgatory who are waiting for your prayers to refresh themselves. They ask for you, but they cannot ask for themselves, it is you who have to ask for them to help them go out to meet God eternally.”
Immediately the celebrant said the words of consecration and suddenly he began to grow, to become full of a supernatural light between white and gold that enveloped him.
And when he raised the Host, she saw His hands, they had some marks on the back, from which a lot of light came out.
It was Jesus who wrapped the celebrant with His Body.
At that moment the host began to grow and the Face of Jesus appeared looking toward His people.
And when the celebrant said the words consecrating the wine, lightning began in Heaven, because there was no longer a ceiling in the Church or walls, everything was dark, only that bright light on the altar.
And from the wound in his side, blood gushed out into the chalice.
And also jets of light towards the faithful present.
Well up to here what we wanted to talk about what happens during the Masses and what is hidden from our eyes, and the way we should act.
And I would like to ask you if you had any supernatural vision during any mass and what it was…