My Soul Shall Be Healed
An easy-to-use study guide of
Ecclesia de Eucharistia
(The Church of the Eucharist)
Terry Modica’s study guide about this wonderful document 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.
The US Bishops have approved their new document, “The Mystery of the Eucharist in the Life of the Church” on Eucharistic coherency. In a statement about it, they wrote: “The intent is to present a clear understanding of the Church’s teachings to bring heightened awareness among the faithful of how the Eucharist can transform our lives and bring us closer to our creator and the life he wants for us.” The book, My Soul Shall be Healed, does exactly that!
My Soul Shall Be Healed explains in ordinary language how to understand the very important Church document Ecclesia de Eucharistia (The Church of the Eucharist), an encyclical by Pope Saint John Paul II. 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.
This 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:
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
As a small group program, it can be done in 5 to 7 weeks, depending on how much time the group will spend in the Introduction and Conclusion.
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 sold as an ebook @ catholicdr.com/e-books/the-church-of-the-eucharist.
Now is the time for a paperback version. This is very timely! Due to the big controversy (in 2021) about Joe Biden and other pro-abortion politicians receiving the Eucharist without first repenting, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is preparing a “Document on the Meaning of the Eucharist in the Life of the Church”. ⭐ The book My Soul Shall Be Healed clarifies everything through the inspired words of Saint John Paul II.
About the Author:
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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