Marriage, Priesthood, and the Sincere Gift of Self

Our next monthly meeting will be held on Friday, March 13th from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. We will be discussing “Marriage, Priesthood, and the Sincere Gift of Self” by Nicholas J. Healy Jr. from the Summer 2018 (Volume 45.2) issue of Communio entitled “Priesthood, Consecration, Marriage: Is Love Possible? A Symposium Discerning the Signs of the Times”. 

Here is an excerpt from the Introduction to the issue:
The gift of divine love, given particularly in the Eucharist, is mediated to each of us through our state of life. Nicholas J. Healy Jr. reflects on the inherent connection between the totality of the eucharistic gift and the totality of the vow in marriage in his essay, “Marriage, Priesthood, and the Sincere Gift of Self.” As new pastoral and doctrinal challenges arise, there is a need for a deeper understanding of the relationship between the married state and the priesthood, as well as their mutual illumination. The point of convergence lies in the Eucharist, interpreted precisely as a nuptial mystery. From this perspective, we come to see that the priesthood “mediates the objective presence of God’s grace in the life of the Church,” while marriage discloses and safeguards “the spousal nature of the covenant between God and creation.”

Location: We will meet in the Kateri Room located at St. Michael’s Church, 240 Hemlock Street, Waterloo, Ontario. Use the east side parking lot and enter by the rear doors. Walk up the stairs. And the Kateri Room is on your right before enter the church proper.

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