Living the Mass presents the Holy Eucharist as the paschal mystery, the three divine Persons give themselves to us in love through the Mass as the ongoing work of redemption, and God is calling us to participate in that great work. We can live the Mass in everyday life by professing Christ, growing in virtue, overcoming sinfultendencies, increasing in knowledge of God, and exercising faith, hope, and love.
This book shows how the Mass is the source and summit of the Christian life, showingGod’s self-giving love for us by what God has done and is doing for us, encouraging the reader to imitate that love in response throughout their life.
“Read this account of a contemplative of Our Lady of Gethsemani gazing on the gift of the Holy Eucharist. Seeing the “self-giving love” of Jesus, Brother Christopher moves the reader from gratitude to conversion to joy.”
— Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, Archbishop of Louisville
“Br. Christopher’s book sparkles with the fresh and startling insights that are the fruit of deep and sustained contemplative prayer. In accessible languange on beautifully printed pages he calls us back to the challenges and glory of EucharisticChristian living.”
— Right Reverend Mark Scott, Abbot of New Melleray Abbey, Peosta, IA
“How useful and inspiring it is to be in the company of a contemplative monk pondering in depth the Eucharistic mysteries. May this book lead us deeper into active participation in th Liturgy.”
— Lawrence S. Cunningham, The University of Notre Dame