The Eucharist: The Heart of the Christian Life
A 12-week Eucharistic Study that will transform your parish!
The Eucharist distinguishes Catholic life more than anything else, providing the foundation for sacred worship and belief in Christ’s living presence within the Church. This 12-week video-based course will lay out the teaching of the Catholic Church on the Eucharist and the Mass and how they lead into a robust expression of the Christian life in the world. The Eucharist forms the soul in the holiness of Christ, which inspires believers to work for the transformation of the world through the spiritual power it bestows.
The Eucharist gives shape to the Christian life, forming a whole way of life, or culture, that flows from the grace it bestows. The encounter with Jesus at the Mass should make our own lives a continuation of His enfleshed presence in the world. The believer becomes a tabernacle of Christ, being transformed ever more into His image and likeness so that all our actions flow from His presence within us. This enables Christians to spread their faith, serve the needy, transform work and family life into an offering to God, and extend Christ’s presence everywhere into society. The Eucharist changes the world from the inside out, becoming an oasis of truth, beauty, and love in a fallen world.
Using the great Saints of the Church, Dr. Staudt will guide you through a systematic study of the Eucharist, not only in its biblical foundations, but also, it’s centrality in the lives of the saints, art, culture, the devotions and prayers of the Church, and how to live in holy communion in an unbelieving world.
For Love’s sake receive what Love alone can give. The tender Saviour gives Himself as our food to unite Himself to His faithful ones.”
—Saint Francis de Sales, Introduction to the Devout Life
The videos and study book will cover:
Lessons: 12 Lessons
Length: 30 minutes (avg)
Lesson 1: The Eucharist: Our Great Thanksgiving
Lesson 2: Creation and Eating: Foundations for Worship
Lesson 3: Bread from Heaven: Old Testament Foreshadowing
Lesson 4: Do This in Memory of Me: The Sacrament of the Church
Lesson 5: The Eucharistic Heart of Life: The Teaching of the Saints
Lesson 6: Heaven on Earth: The Mass
Lesson 7: Worthily and Well: How to Receive the Eucharist
Lesson 8: Down in Adoration Falling: Eucharistic Devotions
Lesson 9: Christ’s Tabernacle in the World: Living the Eucharist
Lesson 10: Eucharistic Beauty: The Role of Art and Culture
Lesson 11: Signs to the World: Eucharistic Miracles
Lesson 12: Inner Revival: The Eucharist and Civilization
- R. Jared Staudt, PhD
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