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May / June 2021


In this issue we have a number of articles that weave together a eucharistic spirituality with a spirituality of the priesthood. We are honored to present an article by Retired Brigadier General Patrick Dolan who reflects upon his priestly ministry as a military chaplain and offers “lessons learned” from an exceptional life of service. Father Richard Gribble, CSC remarks upon responsible leadership within the Church and the Holy Spirit’s gift of wisdom. Father Dennis Billy, C.Ss.R. continues his examination of literary figures and their understanding of the Eucharist, this time delving into the work of Graham Greene and his observations of humanity and the priesthood. To these we add Michael DeSanctis’ exploration of the relationship between sharing meals and sharing the Eucharist, as well as Father Paul Bernier, SSS’s excellent scriptural reflections.

Table of Contents


From the Editor
From the Editor (May/June 2021) Free Article
by John Christman, SSS
Eucharist: Living & Evangelizing
Eucharistic Teachings
Following the Lead of the Spirit
by Richard Gribble, CSC
Eucharistic Teachings
Graham Greene on the Eucharist
by Dennis J. Billy, CSsR
Eucharistic Liturgy
Eucharistic Spirituality
Pastoral Liturgy
Breaking the Word
Eucharist & Culture
Eucharist & Culture (May/June 2021) Free Article
by Various Authors
Eucharistic Witness
From the Archives
Issue Credits

Articles


From the Editor


Free Article

From the Editor (May/June 2021)

Saint Peter Julian Eymard loved the priesthood and he loved the Eucharist. In fact, there are three stained-glass windows in a chapel that bears his name in his [...]

Eucharist: Living & Evangelizing


Eucharistic Dimensions of Catholic Military Chaplaincy

Retired Brigadier General Patrick Dolan shares his experiences as a military chaplain and offers “lessons learned” from an exceptional life of service. In describing [...]

Eucharistic Teachings


Following the Lead of the Spirit

How can those involved in pastoral ministry and Church leadership manifest the Spirit’s gift of wisdom? A group of young students was sailing from the mainland of [...]

Graham Greene on the Eucharist

What do three powerful stories about the priesthood and the Eucharist reveal about Graham Greene’s sacramental worldview? Graham Greene (1904-91), one of the leading [...]

Eucharistic Liturgy


Free Article

The Domestic Table and the Lord’s Table: Rehearsing the Habits of a Eucharistic People

What does the Eucharist teach us about how we share meals and what do our family meals contribute to our understanding of the Eucharist? “[T]the Lord of hosts will [...]

Eucharistic Spirituality


Pondering the Parables: The Parable of the Friend at Midnight (Lk 11:5-8)

What does the parable of the Friend at Midnight (Lk 11:5-8) teach us about perseverance? The Narrative of the Parable This parable, which illustrates the attitude [...]

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

May “Finally, I arrived here, happy, content, and quite well. I was welcomed… with fondness, like a brother…hurry up, come, we are in heaven here.” During the [...]

Pastoral Liturgy


The Revised Order of Baptism of Children – Part 6

We have been sharing pastoral commentary on the second edition of the Order of Baptism of Children [OBC] these past months. The new “order” became mandatory last [...]

Breaking the Word


Scriptural Reflections — Homiletics (May/June 2021)

May 2, 2021 Fifth Sunday of Easter Acts 9:26-31; Psalm 22: 26-28, 30-32; 1 John 3:18-24; John 15:1-8 Saint John stresses the importance of our abiding in Jesus, even [...]

Eucharist & Culture


Free Article

Eucharist & Culture (May/June 2021)

Art • Music • Film • Poetry • Books Art Review DIVINE HOSPITALITY Artwork by Scott Erickson scottericksonart.com @scottthepainter John Christman, SSS Anyone with a [...]

Eucharistic Witness


Eucharistic Witness (May/June 2021)

Jim Bartel Highland Heights, Ohio When I was asked to offer my Eucharistic Witness story, after praying about it, I would say it began early in my life. It was at my [...]

From the Archives


Free Article

Pope Francis Exlpores the Priesthood: Ten Foundational Insights

Pope Francis’ thinking on the priesthood offers a clear and challenging vision for priestly life and ministry today. As a “pope of the people,” Pope Francis connects [...]

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

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DIVINE HOSPITALITY
Artwork by Scott Erickson
scottericksonart.com
@scottthepainter