The Eucharist is only a symbol of Christ for many modern day Catholics, and the Mass is merely a gathering of like-minded individuals celebrating his life. What is placed on the altar and what the faithful dare to accept into their bodies and souls is far stranger and more beautiful than what is presented on the altar.
Bishop Robert Barron reintroduces the ancient significance and power of the Eucharist in this intriguing theological treatise. Bishop Barron takes readers into the profound reality arising from Jesus' words at the Last Supper: "Take, eat; this is my body." "Drink from it, all of you, for this is my covenant blood." By eating and drinking the same self that he offers in sacrifice, we are invited to the gift of communion—and finally, to the realm of God.Binding: HardcoverPage Count: 136Publisher: Word on Fire InstituteDimensions: 6 x 9Language: English