A Window on the Mystery of Faith - Mystical Umbria Enlivened by the Eucharist
By Michael L. Gaudoin-Parker. Whenever in history there is a renewal of the Church's sacramental vision, people of all generations learn a proper respect for the world - a respect for what it really is, not as an end in itself but as the sign of the true finality of all humanity: God. This is the outlook of the saints, a way of evaluating all things in the light of this eternal perspective. In a world where faith is reduced to personal opinion, confidence in God's effective presence in history and in individual lives is lost and people lose hope. One of the reasons for the resurgence of interest in and devotion to the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist can be traced directly to this hunger in the human soul for God and for communion with Him. The saints of Umbria in Italy - Francis and Clare of Assisi, Benedict, Ubaldo, Bonaventure, Jacopone of Todi, Angela of Foligno, Clare of Montefalco, Rita of Cascia and Veronica Giuliani - remind us of what we have perhaps forgotten, and show us how to find it once again: namely, a lively sense of the presence of God who wants to be a real and active part of our daily lives and history. They gained their insights from their love and devotion to our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament and from the long hours they spent prayerfully in His presence. This book will help the reader do the same.
Softcover, 167 pages.