In this collection of compelling personal stories and theological reflections, noted spiritual guides Nancy Reeves and Bernadette Gasslein team up to revitalize Catholic appreciation of the Eucharist as the communal center of the faith. Each chapter is built around stories from a variety of believers that guide readers to explore ten gifts received through the Eucharist: 1. Transformation 2. Remembrance 3. Thanksgiving 4. Reconciliation 5. Healing 6. Nourishment 7. Guidance 8. Embrace 9. Community 10. Celebration Each chapter concludes with the authors' adaptation of a psalm, questions for personal reflection or discussion in a small group, and a guided spiritual exercise.
Nancy C. Reeves is a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist, spiritual director, best-selling author, and published poet. She works extensively in the areas of healing, transformation, and spiritual discernment. Reeves is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Victoria and guest lecturer at universities and colleges in Canada and the United States. She has hosted workshops and retreats around the world and is the author of eight books. In 2002, Nancy was the recipient of the Victoria YM/YWCA Woman of Distinction AwardHealth & Wellness category. She makes her home in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
Bernadette Gasslein is the editor of Celebrate!, a Canadian liturgy magazine. She has been involved in various liturgical and catechetical ministries, including four years as a project specialist with the National Office of Religious Education of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. She now leads workshops around North America. Gasslein holds a license in sacred theology with specialization in pastoral catechetics from the Institut Catholique de Paris. She is coordinator of liturgical life at St. Charles Parish in Edmonton, Alberta, where she and her husband live.
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