The voices of great saints and holy teachers of the past ring out clearly in a unanimous chorus of praise and adoration for the supreme sacrament of the Eucharist. In Mystery of the Altar: Daily Meditations on the Eucharist, Kenneth J. Howell and Joseph Crownwood have brought together these voices to demonstrate the unwavering faith of the Church in the Real Presence of Christ.

Aligning daily readings with the liturgical calendar, Mystery of the Altar will enlighten and enliven readers as they contemplate the wide-ranging applications of Eucharistic truth to their lives. A worthy companion for Eucharistic adoration or personal prayer, Mystery of the Altar will ignite love for the Eucharistic Lord in the hearts of all who savor its wealth of meditations.


Kenneth J. Howell taught a wide variety of subjects in American universities for thirty years before becoming President of the Pontifical Studies Foundation and Academic Director of the Eucharist Project. He is dedicated to fostering a wider and deeper knowledge of the central sacrament of the Church by providing translations of the Church Fathers on the Eucharist.

Joseph Crownwood is a systematic theologian and an award-winning classical pianist. A teacher of both theology and music, he regularly lectures on Thomistic and Carmelite themes.

“I know of no better resource for deepening our personal devotion to Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. This book is truly one of a kind!”

Scott Hahn, Author of Hope to Die and Founder of the St. Paul Center

“I highly recommend this brilliant collection of historical reflections on the Eucharist.”

Marcus Grodi, Founder of the Coming Home Network and Host of EWTN’s The Journey Home

“This book will heal and lift the hearts of all who read it and live it such that the Eucharist will become all that God desires it to be in us.”

Dan Burke, Founder of the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation and the Apostoli Viae Community

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Publish Date

January 2021



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3 reviews for Mystery of the Altar: Daily Meditations on the Eucharist



  2. Katie

    A beautiful book that unfolds the richness of the Eucharist

  3. Demi

    So comprehensive…

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Mystery of the Altar: Daily Meditations on the Eucharist