an easy-to-understand study guide of
Ecclesia de Eucharistia
(The Church of the Eucharist)


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My Soul Shall Be HealedTerry Modica’s study guide about Pope Saint John Paul II’s wonderful encyclical, Ecclesia de Eucharistia, enables readers and group participants to enter more fully into the mystery of the Eucharist and deepen their intimacy with Christ while enriching their celebration of Holy Mass.

“When Terry wrote this book, she based it on the Ecclesia de Eucharistia encyclical of Pope John Paul II. Many encyclicals are hard to fathom because we really need more clarity. We need to know the context in which the pope is talking.

“We have to understand what the Eucharist is in relationship to the Church. John Paul II actually talks about this in detail so we don’t wonder about it. He confirms some of the things we already know: that the Eucharist can heal, that it’s the real presence of God. Terry explains more about it.

“I’m excited to recommend this book because the way she wrote it, it is so simple – a complex issue, a complex matter: she was able to simplify it so all you have to do is have a copy. At least you should have one copy for your household and one to give to a priest.

Joy Campbell
Joyful Hope TV
Cross of St. Benedict
April 2, 2022

My Soul Shall Be Healed explains in ordinary language how to understand Ecclesia de Eucharistia. You’ll be able to apply it to your every-day life in today’s world. You’ll discover how to develop a more personal relationship with Jesus in the Eucharist. You’ll learn why Catholicism teaches that the Eucharist is the “source and summit of the Christian life”. You’ll find out – with clarity — what Catholics believe and do not believe about the Eucharist. And you’ll gain a deep appreciation for the reason why only Catholic priests can consecrate the communion elements alongside the important role you have, with the whole community, in the Eucharistic celebration.

Free! Watch our 5-part video course and discussion on this encyclical and book.

Download Pope St. John Paul II’s encyclical Ecclesia de Eucharistia.
This free PDF is the required companion to be used with the study guide My Soul Shall Be Healed. Or obtain the encyclical in book form from a Catholic store or online book store.


Terry Modica’s study guide explores:
• developing a personal relationship with Jesus in the Eucharist
• the Eucharist as the “source and summit of the Christian life”
• what Catholics believe and do not believe about the Eucharist
• why only Catholic priests can consecrate the Communion elements
• the role of the whole community in Holy Communion

The book is divided into 7 parts:
1: Introduction
2: The Mystery of Faith
3: The Apostolicity of the Eucharist and the Church
4: The Eucharist and Ecclesial Communion
5: The Dignity of the Eucharistic Celebration
6: At the School of Mary
7: Conclusion

As a small group program, it can be done in 5 to 7 weeks. Parishes receive a 30% discount. Schools receive a 20% discount on orders of any size.

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“My Soul Shall Be Healed” Table of Contents

  • Foreword by Fr. Dennis J. Billy, C.Ss.R
  • Preface
  • How to Use This Study Guide
  • About the Author of this Study Guide
  • Introduction: Why Ecclesia de Eucharistia is important for your healing
  • Lesson 1: The Mystery of Faith
    • Chapter One: The Mystery of Faith
  • Lesson 2: The Apostolicity of the Eucharist and the Church
    • Chapter Two: The Eucharist Builds the Church
    • Chapter Three: The Apostolicity of the Eucharist and of the Church
  • Lesson 3: The Eucharist and Ecclesial Communion
    • Chapter Four: The Eucharist and Ecclesial Communion
  • Lesson 4: The Dignity of the Eucharistic Celebration.
  • Lesson 5: At the School of Mary
  • Conclusion

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About the Author:

Terry Modica first taught this as a course in St. John the Baptist Major Seminary, Malawi, in 2001, for the seminarians, professors, and diocesan catechists. She then reproduced it as an online course in 2003 and later converted it into a study guide.

Terry Modica converted to Catholicism in 1977, drawn by the Eucharist. At that time, she began to study official Church teachings in order to understand and dig deep into her new faith. Always involved in her parishes, she gained a reputation for inspirational teaching and spiritual leadership in Adult Religious Education, prayer groups, Parish Council, and as diocesan staff writer. She has a degree in Theology, and has been certified by the Diocese of Trenton, NJ, for Pastoral Administration, and is a certified graduate of the Lay Pastoral Ministry Institute of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida.

She is co-founder and Executive Director of Good New Ministries, the author of the popular daily Good News Reflections and has been teaching courses and seminars on the Catholic Catechism and Church documents since 1994.

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“My Soul Shall Be Healed” live-streamed discussion
April 3-7, 2022

Joy and Patrick Campbell on airHere’s the opportunity to look in on a lively discussion using my book “My Soul Shall Be Healed.” Joy and Patrick Campbell hosted it live on Joyful Hope TV, April 3-8, 2022. We had great fun discussing Pope Saint John Paul the Great’s encyclical Ecclesia de Eucharistia and interacting with group participants through live chat. Now  it’s available for viewing any time!

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