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July / August 2020


“Breaking bread on the journey” is the theme of this issue of Emmanuel. This theme touches upon the complex interrelated realities of migration, Eucharist and justice. Robert Stark, SSS sets the tone with his article of stories of encounter along the US-Mexico border. Theologian Carmen Nanko-Fernández offers a thoughtful inquiry into some of our theological assumptions in her article, The Unity That Only Eucharist Can Achieve? Scripture scholar George Smiga provides a homily on the Holy Family as refugees. As August 2nd is the feast of Saint Peter Julian Eymard his eucharistic spirituality is featured in an article by Darren Maslen, SSS entitled, Triangularity: The Shape of Eucharistic Hospitality. Indeed, Saint Peter Julian Eymard’s eucharistic spirituality informs the mission of Emmanuel, “to see all reality in the light of the Eucharist.”

Table of Contents


From the Editor
From the Editor (July/August 2020) Free Article
by Anthony Schueller, SSS
Eucharistic Teachings
The Unity That Only Eucharist Can Achieve?
by Carmen Nanko-Fernández
Eucharistic Liturgy
Eucharistic Liturgy
A Refugee Family Free Article
by George Smiga
Eucharistic Spirituality
Eucharistic Spirituality
Eucharistic Spirituality
Pastoral Liturgy
The Revised Order of Baptism of Children
by John Thomas Lane, SSS
Breaking the Word
Eucharist & Culture
Eucharist & Culture (July/August 2020) Free Article
by Various Authors
Eucharistic Witness
From the Archives
Formation for Peace In an Age of Conflict Free Article
by Jeffrey Gros, FSC
Issue Credits

Articles


From the Editor


Free Article

From the Editor (July/August 2020)

One of the most recognizable icons ever created is Andrei Rublev’s masterpiece The Trinity. Also called The Hospitality of Abraham, it depicts the three angels [...]

Eucharist: Living & Evangelizing


Experiencing Eucharist by Sharing with Migrants on the Margins: Transforming Vulnerability Through Hospitality

With whom do you break bread and share life’s journey? During a recent trip to the town of Tapachula on Mexico’s southern border, I was blessed to break bread and [...]

Eucharistic Teachings


The Unity That Only Eucharist Can Achieve?

When it comes to migration, does the Eucharist unite or divide us? One of my favorite lessons with my theology and ministry graduate students is to have them look [...]

Eucharistic Liturgy


Free Article

Advice to Pastors on Preserving a Legacy of Artistic Expression

How do pastors convey the rich meanings of Catholic sacred art to a congregation naïve of religious visual language? Our Secularized Scene Not long ago, while [...]

Free Article

A Refugee Family

This article was originally given as a homily for the Feast of the Holy Family, 29 December 2019. The Holy Family was a refugee family. There is little doubt about [...]

Eucharistic Spirituality


Triangularity: The Shape of Eucharistic Hospitality

Saint Peter Julian Eymard founded the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament. How did hospitality shape his eucharistic mission? Born from Hospitality Scratch under [...]

Praying the “Our Father” in its Scriptural Context

How does the context of the New Testament enhance our understanding of the Lord’s Prayer? We use words in prayer to keep our mind focused. What better than to use [...]

Pondering the Parables: The Parable of the Sheep and the Goats (Mt 25:31-46)

What does it mean to be called a “brother or sister of Christ?” The scene described in this passage of Matthew’s Gospel, the final section of Jesus’ concluding [...]

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

July In a few days we will celebrate Saint Peter Julian Eymard’s feast day. It is a joy for all members of the Eymardian family to share this “outstanding apostle of [...]

Pastoral Liturgy


The Revised Order of Baptism of Children

On February 2, 2020 the revised Order of Baptism of Children, Second Edition (OBC) began and was fully implemented on Easter Sunday, April 12. Unfortunately, no [...]

Breaking the Word


Scriptural Reflections — Homiletics (July/August 2020)

July 5, 2020 Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Zechariah 9:9-10; Psalm 145:1-2, 8-9, 10-11, 13-14; Romans 8:9, 11-13; Matthew 11:25-30. Pride has long been seen as [...]

Eucharist & Culture


Free Article

Eucharist & Culture (July/August 2020)

Art • Music • Film • Poetry • Books Art Review NUEVOS TESTAMENTOS Tom Kiefer Photograph John Christman, SSS Meaningful objects can help get us through difficult [...]

Eucharistic Witness


Eucharistic Witness (July/August 2020)

Daniel Krenicki Norwalk, Connecticut Not long ago the youth of Saint Philip Parish in Norwalk, Connecticut, participated in a 24-hour food fast to bring awareness to [...]

From the Archives


Free Article

Formation for Peace In an Age of Conflict

Brother Gros gave these remarks at the Fuller Conference on Just Peacemaking in 2011. They have been edited for this publication. This article appeared in Emmanuel [...]

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

Board

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

Cover

NUEVOS TESTAMENTOS
Tom Kiefer
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