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7 Secrets of the Eucharist by Vinny Flynn
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bookshelves: 2010, church-documents, books-on-books, classic, food, must-have, non-fiction, philosophy, prayer, religion, scripture, spiritual, theology, worth-reading-over-and-over, 2015
Recommended to booklady by: Pete Caccavari
Recommended for: all Christians

April 15, 2015: Reread this for the class I'll be presenting next week. Enjoyed it very much again this time! Mr. Flynn imparts his love of the LORD to his readers.

April 1-May 3, 2010: I began this on Holy Thursday night in Adoration and finished it the day after my class made their First Holy Communion.

It's been a wonderful contemplation of the great mystery of the Holy Eucharist. Had I been its author, I might have entitled the book, “The Seven Mysteries of the Eucharist” because rather than secrets, each chapter idea presented by the author takes you deeper into the truths about our sacred Communion with God in the Holy Sacrament which only reveal vast unexplored oceans opening up of greater mystery and wonder.

Of all the chapters, my favorite was the last, although that might change on subsequent readings. The seventh secret, ‘there's no limit to the number of times we can receive’, refers to the time-honored, but sadly neglected tradition of spiritual communion. As a little girl I was taught that when we are unable to receive the actual Body and Blood of Our Lord in Holy Communion—for whatever reason—we may ask Jesus to come to us in an act of ‘spiritual come-union’ which, while not a replacement for the physical reception of the Blessed Sacrament, is true longing for union with Christ and through this genuine desire from our heart to His, brings Him to us and is unlimited.

Spiritual communion is explained beautifully and simply in this chapter, as are the other wonders of the Eucharist throughout this book. An excellent read for any time but especially during Adoration.
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Reading Progress

September 19, 2008 – Shelved
April 2, 2010 –
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May 3, 2010 – Shelved as: 2010
May 3, 2010 – Shelved as: church-documents
May 3, 2010 – Shelved as: books-on-books
May 3, 2010 – Shelved as: classic
May 3, 2010 – Shelved as: food
May 3, 2010 – Shelved as: must-have
May 3, 2010 – Shelved as: non-fiction
May 3, 2010 – Shelved as: philosophy
May 3, 2010 – Shelved as: prayer
May 3, 2010 – Shelved as: religion
May 3, 2010 – Shelved as: scripture
May 3, 2010 – Shelved as: spiritual
May 3, 2010 – Shelved as: theology
May 3, 2010 – Shelved as: worth-reading-over-and-over
April 14, 2015 – Started Reading
April 15, 2015 – Finished Reading
April 18, 2015 – Shelved as: 2015

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