Time to Say Goodbye!

With this column, it is time for me to say, “Adios!” I have now completed the Breaking the Word column for the entire three year liturgical cycle and am concluding on a note of gratitude.

Firstly, I am grateful to our editor, Father Anthony Schueller, SSS, for the opportunity to write in these esteemed pages of Emmanuel. Secondly, I am grateful to you, the readers, for taking the time to read these reflections and make use of them as you see fit. I have heard from some faithful subscribers and I appreciate their encouragement and words of kindness concerning this column.

A final and sincere “Thank You” goes to my confreres in the consecrated life, my brothers of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament. As religious dedicated to the Eucharist, we seek to understand all reality in light of this great gift of Jesus Christ. My religious confreres continue to inspire me in the Eucharistic life, for which I am most grateful.

In composing these reflections on the Word, my goal has been to do so through a “Eucharistic prism” so that, in the imagery of a heavenly mentor of mine, Father Eugene LaVerdiere, SSS, they may indeed reflect the “Word of God made Sacrament.” I pray that these simple reflections serve to advance the Eucharistic Kingdom of our Blessed Lord.

Father Anthony J. Marshall, S.S.S., M.Div., M.A.