The Mass Of The Early Christians Using the words of the early Christians themselves -- from many documents and inscriptions -- Aquilina traces the Mass's history from Jesus' lifetime through the 4th century. The Mass stood at the center of the Church's life, evident in the Scriptures as well as the earliest Christian sermons, letters, artwork, tombstones and architecture. Even the pagans bore witness to the Mass in the records of their persecutions.
"The more I know, the more nearly is my faith that of the Breton peasant."
~ Louis Pasteur, founder of physio-chemistry, father of bacteriology, inventor of bio-therapeuties, devout Catholic; offering simple, yet profound piety in a letter to his children.