Being Part of the Singles of Eucharist
Eucharist Matters - Church Teaching, Reflections, News, Essays
The cover girl on this Seventeen magazine issue from 1959 looks a lot like Taylor Swift with her sweet eyes and red lips. The cover illustrates that teen girls have been seeking “the true, the good, and the beautiful” for decades they just haven’t known where to find “it.” Our secular culture points them to the things of the earth; hair, fashion, boys. The Catholic Church and proper faith formation within parishes and families will help young women find God, Who is the source of all things, true, good, and beautiful.
A beautiful overview on the spiritual dispositions of faith, humility, confidence, desire, and reverence need to obtain the effects of Holy Communion with God through receive the Eucharist.
Professor Tracey Rowland is St. John Paul II Chair of Theology at the University of Notre Dame in Australia. She has published 8 books and over 150 articles. In 2020 she was awarded the prestigious Ratzinger Prize for her extensive writings on his theology.
Discerning Your Vocation
“The Consecrated Life, deeply rooted in the example and teaching of Christ the Lord, is a gift of God the Father to his Church through the Holy Spirit. By the profession of the evangelical counsels the characteristic features of Jesus — the chaste, poor and obedient one — are made constantly “visible” in the midst of the world and the eyes of the faithful are directed towards the mystery of the Kingdom of God already at work in history, even as it awaits its full realization in heaven.”
“Because it is joined with the episcopal order the office of priests shares in the authority by which Christ himself builds up and sanctifies and rules his Body. Hence the priesthood of priests, while presupposing the sacraments of initiation, is nevertheless conferred by its own particular sacrament. Through that sacrament priests by the anointing of the Holy Spirit are signed with a special character and so are configured to Christ the priest in such a way that they are able to act in the person of Christ the head.”, Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1563.