Priest and Victim at the same time, holy, innocent, without spot - higher than the heavens, Jesus Christ offered to His Father the sacrifice of praise destined to glorify the Divinity and to open to man the way to eternal salvation.
Mediator of the New Alliance, He has sealed with His Precious Blood the treaty of peace between heaven and earth.
Immolated Lamb, He has effaced the sins of the world and acquired for it eternal redemption.
The whole Catholic doctrine in regard to the redemption can be reduced to this: JESUS CHRIST HAS REDEEMED US BY THE SHEDDING OF HIS BLOOD UPON CALVARY.
This adorable Blood purifies our souls by the application of its infinite merits, principally through the sacraments; it obtains the heavenly inheritance which procures for us eternal happiness.