The following comes from a June 6 story by Tim Drake on the National Catholic Register website.
It’s hard to believe that Cardinal Raymond Burke, Cardinal Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, hasn’t published a book up until now. Yet, he’s a very busy man. If he had to start somewhere, he has chosen the very best place to begin – with Jesus Christ’s central and unifying presence in the Holy Eucharist.
I was fortunate to read an advance copy of the book, and what a book it is!
Divine Love Made Flesh: The Holy Eucharist as the Sacrament of Charity provides a profound spiritual reflection on the source and summit of our Catholic faith.
It links the rich theology of the Church with both pastoral practice and the spiritual life. The book, in its structure and reflections, borrows from Pope John Paul II’s encyclical Eccelsia de Eucharistia and Pope Benedict XVI’s Sacramentum Caritatis.Through it, readers will gain a deeper understanding of the Sacrament and its power in their lives.
Aspects of the book reminded me of the Sermons of the Cure of Ars, a book I thoroughly enjoyed reading in Eucharistic adoration many years ago. Like that book, Cardinal Burke’s book provides excellent meditations and would be a wonderful aid in Eucharistic adoration.
In his introduction, Cardinal Burke writes, “It is through participation in the Holy Eucharist that we best understand what we must do to carry out the new evangelization, namely pour out our lives in union with Christ.”
….The book is available through Catholic Action for Faith and Family and was published by Thomas McKenna, [a dedicated San Diego Catholic and] longtime friend of Cardinal Burke.
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