about Todd FlowerdayA Roman Catholic lay person, married (since 1996), with one adopted child (since 2001). I serve a parish in music ministry.
about John Donaghy
John is a lay missionary since 2007 with a parish in western Honduras. Before that he served in campus ministry and social justice ministry in Iowa. His ministry blog is http://hermanojuancito.blogspot.com
He also blogs reflections on the lectionary and saints/heroes/events of the date at http://walktheway.wordpress.com
He'll be a long-term contributor here analyzing the Latin American bishops' document from their 2007 Aparecida Conference.
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Tag Archives: Eucharist
Let’s leave the final word to Pope John Paul II: 62. Let us take our place, dear brothers and sisters, at the school of the saints, who are the great interpreters of true Eucharistic piety. In them the theology of … Continue reading
This is good. The experience of the Eucharist cannot be reduced to human terms. The Eucharist “must be experienced and lived.” 61. The mystery of the Eucharist – sacrifice, presence, banquet – does not allow for reduction or exploitation; it … Continue reading
Yesterday we discussed the example of Pope John Paul in reflecting on personal experience, the Scriptures, and the Eucharist. Today, a wider view: 60. At the dawn of this third millennium, we, the children of the Church, are called to … Continue reading
The conclusion begins; the first of four numbered sections: 59. Ave, verum corpus natum de Maria Virgine! Several years ago I celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of my priesthood. Today I have the grace of offering the Church this Encyclical on … Continue reading
We conclude our examination of Pope John Paul II’s reflection of Mary and the Eucharist: 58. In the Eucharist the Church is completely united to Christ and his sacrifice, and makes her own the spirit of Mary. This truth can … Continue reading
John Paul II’s reflection takes us from the Biblical events of the Passion into the honor Christians have given the Blessed Mother from the earliest days in both East and West: 57. “Do this in remembrance of me” (Lk 22:19). In … Continue reading