Studying the classic encyclical “Ecclesia de Eucharistia”


John Paul II was a prolific writer before and during his twenty-seven year pontificate. His 2003 encyclical Ecclesia de Eucharistia (the Eucharistic Church) deliniated the ways that the Catholic Church receives life from the Eucharist. In 2022, Pope Francis released Desiderio Desideravi, an apostolic letter in which he invites the world “to continue to be astonished at the beauty of the Liturgy.”

Pam and Michael Tanner

Parishioner Dr. Michael Tanner has an advanced degree in theology from the Augustine Institute. He will lead a seven-week examination of these two documents in the light of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Participants will read and discuss the contents of this Encyclical, in addition to Pope Francis’ recent Apostolic Letter, Desiderio Desideravi, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

The purpose of the study is an introduction and preparation to the three year Eucharistic Renewal using these beautiful texts. The intended audience is anyone that likes to read and discuss important Catholic literature.

Sessions will be held in the parish Library on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. starting July 28.


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