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March / April 2020


Pain, suffering, the struggle to forgive; these are all to frequently part of life’s journey. In this Lenten issue of Emmanuel there are a number of profound reflections upon these life experiences from a Eucharistic perspective. James Menkhaus offers a meaningful reflection upon the transformative potential of the scars we carry. Victor Parachin shares varied methods of forgiveness. Stephen Bevans and Dennis Ruane help us to pray, whether in the humdrum of daily life or the depths of pain. These coupled with Paul Bernier’s reflections on the Word of God make for enriching material to help us through the challenges of our Lenten journey and lead us to new life in Christ.

Table of Contents


From the Editor
From the Editor (March/April 2020) Free Article
by Anthony Schueller, SSS
Eucharist: Living & Evangelizing
Eucharist: Living & Evangelizing
Forgive to Live
by Victor M. Parachin
Eucharistic Teachings
Caryll Houselander on the Eucharist
by Dennis J. Billy, CSsR
Eucharistic Liturgy
The Truth About “Cold,” Modernist Church Architecture Free Article
by Michael E. DeSanctis
Eucharistic Spirituality
Pain as Prayer
by Dennis Ruane, SSS
Eucharistic Spirituality
Images and Ideas of Prayer
by Stephen Bevans, SVD
Pastoral Liturgy
Breaking the Word
Eucharist & Culture
Eucharist & Culture (March/April 2020) Free Article
by Various Authors
Eucharistic Witness
Issue Credits

Articles


From the Editor


Free Article

From the Editor (March/April 2020)

As much of the Catholic world was consumed with developments at the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon Region last October, the Holy See quietly released Aperuit [...]

Eucharist: Living & Evangelizing


Scars of Brokenness and Transformation

How can our wounds help us to become more Christ-like? When Jesus appears to the disciples during the coda of Luke’s Gospel they are rightfully shocked at his [...]

Forgive to Live

The Eucharist calls us to greater communion. Often this requires us to forgive others. But how do we do that? A woman tells of an eighteen-year search for a birth [...]

Eucharistic Teachings


Caryll Houselander on the Eucharist

Through her own struggles with the Catholic Church in her day Caryll Houselander found a deeper relationship with Christ in the Eucharist. What might her experience [...]

Eucharistic Liturgy


Free Article

The Truth About “Cold,” Modernist Church Architecture

Discussion about Modernist church architecture is often charged with emotion and rooted in personal taste. Why is this the case and how do we move beyond it? There’s [...]

Eucharistic Spirituality


Pain as Prayer

After a lifetime of ministering to people dealing with pain and suffering Fr. Dennis Ruane, SSS penned these thoughts and experiences. He wrote them by hand, not [...]

Images and Ideas of Prayer

Living in an increasingly visual culture, what images and ideas might help your prayer? For about a year now—I’m not really sure when I started—I have been noting [...]

Eymard Along the Journey: Eucharistic Reflections of Saint Peter Julian Eymard

March 2019 On March 15, 1860 Peter Julian Eymard wrote a letter to his sister Marianne and Nanette.1 Marianne was the eldest sister and godmother of Peter Julian. [...]

Pastoral Liturgy


How to Pray the Liturgy of the Hours — Part 2

In the last column we gave a quick overview of how to initiate the regular celebration of the Liturgy of the Hours (LH) in your parish. Some people use the daily [...]

Breaking the Word


Scriptural Reflections — Homiletics (March/April 2020)

March 1, 2020 First Sunday of Lent Genesis 2:7-9, 3:1-7; Psalm 51:3-6, 12-13, 17; Romans; 5:12-19; Matthew 4:1-11 The American ideal of fulfillment seems to be that [...]

Eucharist & Culture


Free Article

Eucharist & Culture (March/April 2020)

Art • Music • Film • Poetry • Books Art Review Fra Angelico CHRIST CROWNED WITH THORNS Tempera and Gold on Panel circa 1430 John Christman, SSS I don’t like this [...]

Eucharistic Witness


Eucharistic Witness (March/April 2020)

Nicole Mlakar Mandeville, Jamaica   Last August I began a year of service in the spirit of accompaniment in rural Mandeville, Jamaica with Passionist Volunteers [...]

Issue Credits

Editor Anthony Schueller, SSS
Art Director Manager John Christman, SSS
Layout Kay Vincent
Circulation Manager Elizabeth Zaller
Book Review Editor Patrick Riley
Photography

John Christman, SSS
Keith Chevalier
Br. Gary Laverdiere, SSS
Michael DeSanctis

Board

Lisa Marie Belz, OSU
Paul Bernier, SSS
Thomas Dragga
James Menkhaus
Gilbert Ostdiek, OFM

Cover

Fra Angelico
CHRIST CROWNED WITH THORNS
Tempera and Gold on Panel
circa 1430