“Do this in memory of me.” You hear this commandment every week at Mass, but what does it really mean? Now you can discover how to become the Eucharist as Christ desired.
The celebration of the Eucharist is one of the most sacred and ancient traditions in Christianity. The very first Christians gathered together and ate “agape feasts,” sharing and encouraging one another in remembrance of Christ. This tradition has evolved into our modern sacrament of communion, and Catholics rightly consider the Eucharist to be the heart of our faith.
At the Last Supper, Jesus gave us His own Body to eat and Blood to drink, but what did he mean when he gave us this commandment? Is it simply remembering and making present what Jesus did at that Supper? Or does this command have larger implications?
Under Fr. Crosby’s guidance, you will discover the reason we call it a celebration of the Eucharist. You will uncover a fuller meaning and challenge in the gift of the Eucharist through Scripture, the early Fathers, and Liturgy. Through the actions and words of the Church and the example of such inspiring figures as St. Francis of Assisi and Archbishop Oscar Romero.
Over the course of these lectures, you will deepen your relationship with Christ and reinvigorate your participation in Mass and communion. By becoming the Eucharist we celebrate, you will understand what it means to live a truly Christian life.
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About Your Presenter
Fr. Dan Crosby is a member of the vibrant Capuchin Franciscan community at Saint Bonaventure Monastery in Detroit, Michigan. Previously, he served for fifteen years as the Director of the St. Anthony Retreat Center in Marathon, Wisconsin. After his ordination in 1964, he did post-graduate work at St. Paul's University in Ottawa and earned a licentiate in theology as well as a Masters in Theology. Fr. Crosby spent three more years of post-graduate work at the Institute of Formative Spirituality at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, where he earned another Masters in Religion and Personality. For ten years, he taught theology and spirituality in Indiana and Wisconsin and spent eighteen years ministering to the poor in inner-city Milwaukee as well as at the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana. Wherever he has ministered, Fr. Crosby has worked to integrate scripture as well as the Franciscan vision into his life and preaching. He has been a spiritual director and acclaimed retreat master throughout the country.
Praise for Dan Crosby
“Fr. Dan Crosby speaks with authority and unmasked passion, urging us to become the Eucharist we celebrate. . . . The Gospel comes to life with a compelling challenge to make a difference.”
— Audrey Kast, Ph.D.
- Need for Conversion to Full Meaning of Eucharist
- First Eucharistic Account: 1 Corinthians 11
- Last Eucharistic Account: John 13
- Fullness Revealed in Early Fathers and Doctors
- Liturgy as Action and the Amen of the Entire People of God
- What Happened to this Awareness?
- Take, Bless: the First Two Steps to Becoming Eucharist
- Be Broken: the 3rd Step Toward Becoming Eucharist
- Share: The Final Step Toward Becoming Eucharist
- Francis of Assisi Gives Us a Glimpse
- Archbishop Romero Lived & Died for this Fullness
- Eucharist: Hope for the World