Only a few more months are left of the Catholic Year of the Eucharist, which ends in October. This book is a new edition of Lubich’s work on the Eucharist, her reflections on the Eucharist gained from meditating and studying the Scriptures, the Church Fathers, and the history of the liturgy.
Chiara Lubich is the founder and leader of the Focolare Movement which started in Italy and has spread throughout the world. She has written over thirty books which have been published in many languages. She is the recipient of the Templeton Prize for the Progress of Religion and the UNESCO Peace Prize. The Focolare Movement is an international group of people who promote the ideals of unity and universal brotherhood. Their spirituality is based on the Gospels, and they work with other denominations to bring about unity. See www.focolare.org for more information. Pope John Paul II supported this group.
Lubich’s meditations show that the Eucharist is an important part of our daily lives; everything flows from the Eucharist. The Eucharist unites us to Jesus and his and our Father, as well as with our brothers and sisters.
Lubich’s reflections provide lots of material to ponder on or to meditate with. She provides a bibliography for further reading which covers materials from various periods of Church history.
This little book is recommended for those looking for a way to observe the Year of the Eucharist in a way that is not burdensome. Lubich’s reflections may spark the reader into reading more about the Eucharist and even a stronger love for the Eucharist.