Do You Want to Be Happy? The Secret of the Saints
The Secret of the Saints:
Let's work backwards:
To be happy comes from being holy. There's no other way.
. . . To be holy comes from turning away from sin and becoming more and more like Jesus.
. . . . . . To become more and more like Jesus comes from being united to Him and letting Him transform us from the inside out.
. . . . . . . . . And the best way to become united to Jesus is to receive Him in the Eucharist--because the Eucharist is the very Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ!
. . . . . . . . . . . . But wait! Most of us sitting in the pews aren't saints, and yet we receive the Eucharist week after week. So what's going on?
. . . . . . . . . If you have an ocean, and you want to pour it into a thimble, then no matter how much you pour, you'll still only end up with a thimble's worth of water.
. . . . . . That us: we're the thimbles. But we can learn to become bigger and bigger vessels, so that more and more of the ocean of God's transforming grace can enter into us.
. . . But how? By the renewal of our minds--see Romans 12:2! That means learning about the Eucharist, about how to prepare ourselves, about how to enter more deeply into the Mystery.
So, please...join us for the rest of this series on the Eucharist! Come to any, or all, of the remaining sessions.
-- The Early Church: The New Testament and the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist
-- Spirituality of the Eucharist: Adoration and Growth in Holiness
-- The Eucharist as a Nuptial Sacrament: The Eucharist in the Context of Marriage and Family
-- Saints of the Eucharist: The Testimony of St. Clare, St. Scholastica, and St. Eymard
-- Our Lady of the Cenacle: Mary, Mother of the Blessed Sacrament
: Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
: Conference Center
: Rich May,
About the Teacher:
A former Air Force pilot and retired aerospace engineer by profession, Rich has a Bachelor’s in Theology from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, and a Masters of Theology from the Franciscan University in Steubenville Ohio, where he graduated with honors. Rich has spoken extensively in both Catholic and non-Catholic Churches throughout the Houston area, and also out-of-state, appearing at conferences and retreats, and has presented programs and lectures to church groups and organizations. Rich is also a parishioner at St. Clare with his wife, Cynthia.
Sent by John Kovacs on Tuesday, November 6 at 12:54PM