Ecclesia de Eucharistia: On the Eucharist in Its

Ecclesia de Eucharistia: On the Eucharist in Its Relationship to the Church I m no theologian, and I finished this a couple of days ago enough time for the deeper elements to have slipped away What I can contribute as a review is that this is very readable I felt like it was a letter from John Paul II directly to me I wish I had his depth of understanding about the Eucharist It should be the summit of our religious life I have a lot to learn and should probably read this 3 or 4times I recommend this for every Catholic I always shy away from encyclicals, e I m no theologian, and I finished this a couple of days ago enough time for the deeper elements to have slipped away What I can contribute as a review is that this is very readable I felt like it was a letter from John Paul II directly to me I wish I had his depth of understanding about the Eucharist It should be the summit of our religious life I have a lot to learn and should probably read this 3 or 4times I recommend this for every Catholic I always shy away from encyclicals, expecting them to be esoteric beyond my ability to understand or pay attention That was not the case here I wish I could just sit in on JPII s class on the Eucharist I wish I could adopt him as my father, grandfather, or favorite uncle I m so glad that he did the next best thing and wrote encyclicals such as Ecclesia de Eucharistia so that we can attend his classes over and over, if need be, and we can have him giving his spiritual encouragement as if it were written specifically to each of us St John Paul II, please pray for us No era lo que esperaba Me pareci un poco aburrido, y parece meterse m s con los problemas que con la gracia de unidad que presenta la eucarist a Lo que m s me gust es la relevancia que le da a Mar a en la Eucarist a ltimo cap tulo , usando las im genes de Mar a en Can Hagan todo lo que l les diga Hagan esto en memoria m a , Junto al disc pulo amado al pie de la cruz al pie de la eucarist a , su presencia en Pentecost s y en las primeras misas, y como primer sagrario humano d No era lo que esperaba Me pareci un poco aburrido, y parece meterse m s con los problemas que con la gracia de unidad que presenta la eucarist a Lo que m s me gust es la relevancia que le da a Mar a en la Eucarist a ltimo cap tulo , usando las im genes de Mar a en Can Hagan todo lo que l les diga Hagan esto en memoria m a , Junto al disc pulo amado al pie de la cruz al pie de la eucarist a , su presencia en Pentecost s y en las primeras misas, y como primer sagrario humano durante el embarazo Claramente Ricardo disfrut con la lectura de esta enc clica Dato de color El documento se public el Jueves Santo del a o 2003, es decir, el d a que recib mi primer anuncio en una Jornada de Pascua del Movimiento de la Palabra de Dios This was phenomenal Pope St John Paul II had such a gift for being able to explain the complexities of the Catholic faith in simple terms, and this renewed in me a sense of devotion for the miracle of the Eucharist I especially appreciated his discussion of Mary s relation to the Eucharist, and his devotion to the Mother of God shows through his words. A JPII classic Wonderful The Church draws her life from the Eucharist is the first sentence in the beautiful document on this wonderful sacrament of the Church My favorite line and what made me want to start going to daily Mass is from the end of the document Arise and eat, else the journey will be too great for you We need the Eucharist to survive spiritually otherwise we are dead La ltima Carta Eclesi stica escrita por Juan Pablo II Ecclesia de Eucharistia presenta una visi n entra able del tesoro que representa la Eucarist a para la Iglesia Cat lica. Pope John Paul II This encyclical is the latest study of the Pope on the theology and importance of the Eucharist Topics include The theology of the Eucharist The importance of the Eucharist in the life of the Church The relationship between the priesthood and the Eucharist The Eucharist as a point of unity and separation among Christians The importance of the liturgy and following liturgical norms Mary as an example of our relationship to Jesus in the Eucharist

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