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The Greatest Sacrament: An Excerpt From Speaking the Love of God by Jacob Wood

The following is an excerpt from Speaking the Love of God: An Introduction to the Sacraments (Emmaus Road Publishing). Holy Eucharist is the third of the seven sacraments, as well as the third Sacrament of Initiation. It is the greatest of the seven sacraments, the “source and summit of the Christian life” (CCC 1324). Its name comes from the Greek word eucharistia, meaning “thankfulness” or “gratitude.” It also has a number of other names deriving from the various elements involved in its celebration and its effects: the Lord’s Supper, the Breaking of Bread, the Eucharistic assembly, the Memorial of the ...
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Novena to St. Paul

Every year, the St. Paul Center prays a novena for the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, January 25. We pray to our patron for the conversion of our families and friends, as well as for our own deepened conversion. Join us for the next nine days as we ... Read More

Slaughtering the Fatted Calf: The Gift of Hospitality

This post is an excerpt from The Catholic Table: Finding Joy Where Food and Faith Meet by Emily Stimpson Chapman. Get your copy of The Catholic Table today for 30% off this Advent. A few years after I moved to Steubenville, I bought a house of my own: a 1915 ... Read More

15 Year Anniversary

15th Anniversary Gala Highlights

Dr. Scott & Kimberly Hahn with Mike Aquilina View from LeMont Restaurant Dr. Hahn gives the pre-event toast Attendees browsing Silent Auction items Executive Director Andrew Jones Co-Founder Kimberly Hahn Chaplain Fr. Jay Donahue offers opening prayer Ben Astono and Miranda Turalakey receive the inagural Fr. Henry Hilderbrandt Award, traveling ... Read More

St. Teresa of Avila on False Humility

This post is an excerpt from 30 Days with Teresa of Avila by Anthony Lilles and Dan Burke. I am not surprised at your imperfections as I find many in myself, although I have had much more spare time here than I have enjoyed for a long while, which has ... Read More

An Introduction: Living the Mystery of Merciful Love

This post is excerpted from Living the Mystery of Merciful Love: 30 Days with Thérèse of Lisieux by Anthony Lilles and Dan Burke. You have in your hands a thirty-day retreat that can—and will—change your life. We don’t propose that you spend thirty days off in a cave somewhere. That ... Read More

The Love of St.Thérèse of Lisieux

This post is an excerpt from Living the Mystery of Merciful Love: 30 Days with Thérèse of Lisieux by Anthony Lilles and Dan Burke. “And then she said to her divine guide: “You know where I want to go, You know for whom I want to climb the mountain, for ... Read More

Follow the Path of the Saints

In Ralph Martin’s modern classic, The Fulfillment of All Desire: A Guidebook for the Journey to God Based on the Wisdom of the Saints, the three stages of spiritual growth are defined as the purgative, illuminative, and unitive. The purgative stage includes the initial phases of the spiritual life—conversion, turning ... Read More

Scott Hahn Unleashes the Creed

In this special 50th episode of the Art of Catholic, Matthew Leonard interviews Scott Hahn about his exciting new book titled The Creed: Professing the Faith Through the Ages. In this barnburner episode he unleashes incredible insights into what we profess to believe every week at mass ... Read More

The Greatest Sacrament: An Excerpt From Speaking the Love of God by Jacob Wood

The following is an excerpt from Speaking the Love of God: An Introduction to the Sacraments (Emmaus Road Publishing). Holy Eucharist is the third of the seven sacraments, as well as the third Sacrament of Initiation. It is the greatest of the seven sacraments, the “source and summit of the ... Read More

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