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What is “The Veil Removed?”

The Veil Removed is a short film that reveals the coming together of heaven and earth at Mass, as seen by saints and mystics revealed by scripture and in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

It’s fantastic to know that the angels and saints are literally there with us at Mass but why are they there?
What’s significant about this?

To answer this question we first need to realize that Heaven is to be eternally in the presence of God. Therefore where God is, so are all the saints and angels of heaven. The presence of the saints and angels at Mass is significant because they point to the fact that Jesus/God is really and substantially present in the Eucharist (Holy Communion). As well, they intercede with us for our prayer intentions. (Catholic Catechism #1023, 335, 1088, 1370, 1371, 1419)

Has anyone ever seen the veil removed during Mass?

Yes, there have been several saints and mystics: St. John Chrysostom, Saint Bridget, Saint Gregory, Saint Augustine, St. Coleta, Saint Dominic, Saint Conrad and living mystic, Catalina Rivas.

What kind of effect has this information had on the people with whom you have shared it?

To this point we have had different people tell us this information motivated them to go back to Mass after having been away from the Church; become daily Mass attendees; become more interested and engaged when attending Mass; show up early for the Mass; ask the intercession of the saints and angels, and have experienced prayers being answered powerfully after embracing the graces that flow from the Eucharist. Frequently, people comment that their Mass experiences are more meaningful and powerful.

What kind of follow up is there after viewing The Veil Removed film?

Go to the Shop tab (coming soon!) on our website, and you will find information on a retreat, a 30 day meditation guide, and a study guide.

What inspired you to create a short film about this?

Chris Magruder and co-host Julie Nelson have a radio show on Iowa Catholic Radio called “Catholic Women Now.” In their search for programming, they came across this information about Heaven and Earth coming together at Mass. They researched and presented a radio show about it. Following that particular radio show, they went to Mass. During the transubstantiation, Chris was inspired by our Lord to do a 3 to 5 minute short film that shows a depiction of how Heaven and Earth join to praise, worship and celebrate Jesus’ presence in the Holy Eucharist. Through the inspiration, it was clear that the Lord hopes to excite those people still in the pews about what is going on at Mass and help incite curiosity about it.

Do you personally know anyone who has experienced this at Mass?

Yes, without seeking them out, Chris has had over 25 people share their personal experiences which occurred during Mass they attended.

Do you believe what these people have experienced?

No one is required to believe private revelation but it is there to build up our faith, if we choose to believe. In our experiences, those who have offered to share their stories have been humble and quiet about their experience and yet we have found that each story, to this point, has been consistent with other experiences of saints and mystics thereby making their stories easy to believe.

Declaration for qualifying private apparitions: By decree of the congregation for the Propagation of the Faith approved by the Pope, Paul VI, on October 14, 1966 (AAAS 58, 1186), it is no longer required to have “Nihil Obstat and “imprimatur” for publications about new apparitions, private revelations, prophecies, miracles, etc., provided that they contain nothing which contravenes faith and morals.

Catholic Catechism #67: Throughout the ages, there have been so-called “private” revelations, some of which have been recognized by the authority of the Church. They do not belong, however, to the deposit of faith. It is not their role to improve or complete Christ’s definitive Revelation, but to help live more fully by it in a certain period of history. Guided by the Magisterium of the Church, the sensus fidelium knows how to discern and welcome in these revelations whatever constitutes an authentic call of Christ or his saints to the Church. Christian faith cannot accept “revelations” that claim to surpass or correct the Revelation of which Christ is the fulfillment, as is the case in certain nonChristian religions and also in certain recent sects which base themselves on such “revelations”.

How do all the angels and saints from heaven fit in each church at each Mass?

This is a mystery of God but our Catholic Catechism paragraph #1370 says “To the offering of Christ are united not only the members still here on Earth, but also those already in the glory of Heaven. In communion with and commemorating the Blessed Virgin Mary and all the saints, the Church offers the Eucharistic Sacrifice. In the Eucharist the Church is at the foot of the cross with Mary, united with the offering and intercession of Christ.” Other Catholic catechism reading on this topic are paragraphs 335, 790, 1326, 1416 and 1419.

What do you hope is the outcome of making this short film?

We believe the Lord wants to use this short film as a tool to get people excited about the Mass and to incite curiosity about the Mass, leading more people to better participate in the Mass, desire to attend Mass and thirst to learn more about the Mass and the Eucharist.

“The Veil Removed” is only 3 to 5 minutes long. Why?

Our culture today expects and wants information fast. We need a tool that can work quickly to make an impact. Because it is brief, it will allow people the comfort of passing it via phone or computer to family, friends and others, whom they think may want or need to see it. The brief nature of “The Veil Removed” will be for the Mass similar to what a movie trailer does for a movie – it hopes to draw people to want to see more.

What about the non English speaker? Will they understand “The Veil Removed?”

It is our hope to have a Spanish translation for Spanish speakers. In the film there are very few lines of dialogue. Because the lines are likely recognizable to almost any practicing or non-practicing Catholic, our hope is that the film would be understandable for most people. Eventually we hope to add 9 translations of the most common languages of the world.

Do you have your 501(c)(3) / are donations tax deductible?

Yes and yes.

How can I help?

Any of the ways below:

  1. Share the film with everyone! Pass the film along via your phone, our facebook page or instagram. Send them to our website www.theveilremoved.com, or have a viewing on your parish’s facebook or instagram accounts.
  2. Bring “The Veil Removed” to your parish. After viewing the film, follow up with holding the retreat, ordering “Conversations” Study Guide or “The Little Yellow Book” meditation guide for your friends or your parish.
  3. We’d also appreciate any donations you can offer by clicking the donation button on this website.
  4. Please pray that “The Veil Removed” fulfills God’s will.
What books would you suggest for further reading on the subject of the Mass and the Eucharist?

“Jewish Roots of the Eucharist” by Brant Pitre
“The Lamb’s Supper” by Scott Hahn
“The 4th Cup” by Scott Hahn
“Spirit of the Liturgy” by Cardinal Josef Ratzinger
“The Wonders of the Mass” by Fr. Paul O’Sullivan
“The Holy Mass” by Catalina Rivas
“Eucharistic Miracles” by Joan Carroll Cruz
carlosacutis.com Downloadable Eucharistic Miracle information

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What kind of effect has this information had on the people with whom you have shared it?

To this point we have had different people tell us this information motivated them to go back to Mass after having been away from the Church; become daily Mass attendees; become more interested and engaged when attending Mass; show up early for the Mass; ask the intercession of the saints and angels, and have experienced prayers being answered powerfully after embracing the graces that flow from the Eucharist. Frequently, people comment that their Mass experiences are more meaningful and powerful.

What inspired you to create a short film about this?

Chris Magruder and co-host Julie Nelson have a radio show on Iowa Catholic Radio called “Catholic Women Now.” In their search for programming, they came across this information about Heaven and Earth coming together at Mass. They researched and presented a radio show about it. Following that particular radio show, they went to Mass. During the transubstantiation, Chris was inspired by our Lord to do a 3 to 5 minute short film that shows a depiction of how Heaven and Earth join to praise, worship and celebrate Jesus’ presence in the Holy Eucharist. Through the inspiration, it was clear that the Lord hopes to excite those people still in the pews about what is going on at Mass and help incite curiosity about it.

What do you hope is the outcome of making this short film?

We believe the Lord wants to use this short film as a tool to get people excited about the Mass and to incite curiosity about the Mass, leading more people to better participate in the Mass, desire to attend Mass and thirst to learn more about the Mass and the Eucharist.

“The Veil Removed” is only 3 to 5 minutes long. Why?

Our culture today expects and wants information fast. We need a tool that can work quickly to make an impact. Because it is brief, it will allow people the comfort of passing it via phone or computer to family, friends and others, whom they think may want or need to see it. The brief nature of “The Veil Removed” will be for the Mass similar to what a movie trailer does for a movie – it hopes to draw people to want to see more.

What about the non English speaker? Will they understand “The Veil Removed?”

It is our hope to have a Spanish translation for Spanish speakers. In the film there are very few lines of dialogue. Because the lines are likely recognizable to almost any practicing or non-practicing Catholic, our hope is that the film would be understandable for most people. Eventually we hope to add 9 translations of the most common languages of the world.

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It’s fantastic to know that the angels and saints are literally there with us at Mass but why are they there?
What’s significant about this?

To answer this question we first need to realize that Heaven is to be eternally in the presence of God. Therefore where God is, so are all the saints and angels of heaven. The presence of the saints and angels at Mass is significant because they point to the fact that Jesus/God is really and substantially present in the Eucharist (Holy Communion). As well, they intercede with us for our prayer intentions. (Catholic Catechism #1023, 335, 1088, 1370, 1371, 1419)

What books would you suggest for further reading on the subject of the Mass and the Eucharist?

“Jewish Roots of the Eucharist” by Brant Pitre
“The Lamb’s Supper” by Scott Hahn
“The 4th Cup” by Scott Hahn
“Spirit of the Liturgy” by Cardinal Josef Ratzinger
“The Wonders of the Mass” by Fr. Paul O’Sullivan
“The Holy Mass” by Catalina Rivas
“Eucharistic Miracles” by Joan Carroll Cruz
carlosacutis.com Downloadable Eucharistic Miracle information

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Has anyone ever seen the veil removed during Mass?

Yes, there have been several saints and mystics: St. John Chrysostom, Saint Bridget, Saint Gregory, Saint Augustine, St. Coleta, Saint Dominic, Saint Conrad and living mystic, Catalina Rivas.

Do you personally know anyone who has experienced this at Mass?

Yes, without seeking them out, Chris has had over 25 people share their personal experiences which occurred during Mass they attended.

Do you believe what these people have experienced?

No one is required to believe private revelation but it is there to build up our faith, if we choose to believe. In our experiences, those who have offered to share their stories have been humble and quiet about their experience and yet we have found that each story, to this point, has been consistent with other experiences of saints and mystics thereby making their stories easy to believe.

Declaration for qualifying private apparitions: By decree of the congregation for the Propagation of the Faith approved by the Pope, Paul VI, on October 14, 1966 (AAAS 58, 1186), it is no longer required to have “Nihil Obstat and “imprimatur” for publications about new apparitions, private revelations, prophecies, miracles, etc., provided that they contain nothing which contravenes faith and morals.

Catholic Catechism #67: Throughout the ages, there have been so-called “private” revelations, some of which have been recognized by the authority of the Church. They do not belong, however, to the deposit of faith. It is not their role to improve or complete Christ’s definitive Revelation, but to help live more fully by it in a certain period of history. Guided by the Magisterium of the Church, the sensus fidelium knows how to discern and welcome in these revelations whatever constitutes an authentic call of Christ or his saints to the Church. Christian faith cannot accept “revelations” that claim to surpass or correct the Revelation of which Christ is the fulfillment, as is the case in certain nonChristian religions and also in certain recent sects which base themselves on such “revelations”.

How do all the angels and saints from heaven fit in each church at each Mass?

This is a mystery of God but our Catholic Catechism paragraph #1370 says “To the offering of Christ are united not only the members still here on Earth, but also those already in the glory of Heaven. In communion with and commemorating the Blessed Virgin Mary and all the saints, the Church offers the Eucharistic Sacrifice. In the Eucharist the Church is at the foot of the cross with Mary, united with the offering and intercession of Christ.” Other Catholic catechism reading on this topic are paragraphs 335, 790, 1326, 1416 and 1419.

What books would you suggest for further reading on the subject of the Mass and the Eucharist?

“Jewish Roots of the Eucharist” by Brant Pitre
“The Lamb’s Supper” by Scott Hahn
“The 4th Cup” by Scott Hahn
“Spirit of the Liturgy” by Cardinal Josef Ratzinger
“The Wonders of the Mass” by Fr. Paul O’Sullivan
“The Holy Mass” by Catalina Rivas
“Eucharistic Miracles” by Joan Carroll Cruz
carlosacutis.com Downloadable Eucharistic Miracle information

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What kind of follow up is there after viewing The Veil Removed film?

Go to the Shop tab (coming soon!) on our website, and you will find information on a retreat, a 30 day meditation guide, and a study guide.

Do you have your 501(c)(3) / are donations tax deductible?

Yes and yes.

How can I help?

Any of the ways below:

  1. Share the film with everyone! Pass the film along via your phone, our facebook page or instagram. Send them to our website www.theveilremoved.com, or have a viewing on your parish’s facebook or instagram accounts.
  2. Bring “The Veil Removed” to your parish. After viewing the film, follow up with holding the retreat, ordering “Conversations” Study Guide or “The Little Yellow Book” meditation guide for your friends or your parish.
  3. We’d also appreciate any donations you can offer by clicking the donation button on this website.
  4. Please pray that “The Veil Removed” fulfills God’s will.