God is Near Us: The Eucharist, the Heart of Life

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Ignatius Press, 2003 - 152 pages

The Second Vatican Council says, "We ought to try to discover a new reverence for the Eucharistic mystery. Something is happening that is greater than anything we can do. The liturgy is the summit toward which the activity of the Church is directed; it is the font from which all her power flows."

This profound statement about the Eucharist stands at the center of this book by Cardinal Ratzinger. He compellingly shows us the biblical, historical, and theological dimensions of the Eucharist. The Cardinal draws far-reaching conclusions, focusing on the importance of one's personal devotion to and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, for the personal reception of Communion by the individual Christian, as well as for the life of the Church. For Ratzinger, any transformation of the world on the social plane grows out of the celebration of the Eucharist. He beautifully illustrates how the omnipotent God comes intimately close to us in the Holy Eucharist, the Heart of Life.

 

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Avis d'utilisateur  - tony_sturges - LibraryThing

The Second Vatican Council says, "We ought to try to discover a new reverence for the Eucharistic mystery. Something is happening that is greater than anything we can do. The liturgy is the summit ... Consulter l'avis complet

Avis d'utilisateur  - Miguel Garcia - Christianbook.com

I find the book very interesting. It contains the truth about the Mystery of Faith, the Eucharist. Simply written down ideas and reflections about the richness of the Eucharist. All thoughts are ... Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

Introduction
7
Gods Yes and His Love Are Maintained Even in Death
27
The Wellspring of Life from the Side of the Lord
42
Banquet of the ReconciledFeast of the Resurrection
56
The Presence of the Lord in the Sacrament
74
The Immediacy of the Presence of the Lord
94
Standing before the LordWalking with the Lord
107
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Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI) is recognized as one of the most brilliant theologians and spiritual leaders of our age. As pope he authored the best-selling Jesus of Nazareth. Prior to his pontificate, he wrote many influential books important for the contemporary Church, such as Introduction to Christianity and The Spirit of the Liturgy.

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