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Living the Mass.

Living the Mass

Christopher Lucas, OCSO

Paraclete Press

PO Box 1568, Orleans, MA 02653

9781612616841, $15.99, PB, 124pp,

In the pages of "Living the Mass: A Deeper Look at the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist" by Trappist monk Christopher Lucas we encounter the Holy Eucharist as paschal mystery, the "Source and Summit of the Christian Life." We encounter God's love for us through what God has done and is doing for us in the Eucharist. "Living the Mass" presents the paschal mystery defined in a Trinitarian mode as the passion, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus and the sending of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. "Living the Mass" also presents new theology on the paschal mystery based primarily on the abandonment text of Matthew 27:46. God gives God's self to us in love through the Mass as the ongoing work of redemption, and we imitate that love in response by living the Mass in everyday life by professing Christ, growing in virtue, overcoming sinful tendencies, increasing in knowledge of God, and exercising faith, hope, and love. Inspired and inspiring, "Living the Mass" is unreservedly recommended to the attention of clergy and the general church community.

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Title Annotation:Living the Mass: A Deeper Look at the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist
Publication:Internet Bookwatch
Article Type:Book review
Date:Jul 1, 2016
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