Want to grow in devotion to the Eucharist?

The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Catholic faith.  But despite being a pillar of Catholicism, the Eucharist is one of the most difficult things to understand.  Because of its complexity, the Eucharist is known as a “mystery of faith,” an essential part of our faith that requires trust in God rather than intellectual prowess.  Though we cannot fully comprehend the mystery of the Eucharist, we can grow in love of our Lord by fostering deeper devotion to it.  If you’re looking for a book that can help you grow in devotion to the Eucharist, check out our top two suggestions below! 

Eucharistic Meditations is a collection of the writings of St. John Vianney.  St. John Vianney was a French priest who had a great love of the Eucharist. This book contains 27 special meditations on the Blessed Sacrament that readers have described as “excellent” and “indispensable” guides to private prayer. If you’re looking for a book written by a priest and a saint with deep love for Jesus in the Eucharist, this title is for you!

Whether you’re a daily communicant or entirely new to the faith, Loving the Holy Mass is a wonderful guide for anyone hoping to build devotion to the Eucharist by understanding the context in which it is received.  Written in his captivating and personal style, Fr. Edward Maristany provides the background and meaning for the content of the Mass in an easily digestible way.  One reviewer wrote, “It helps the reader discover the very heart of Holy Mass… ” The heart of the Mass, like the Catholic faith, is the Eucharist.  Check out this title for a short, helpful explanation of the many parts of the Mass and their importance.

The concept of the Eucharist may be difficult to grasp, but what it means is clear: Jesus loved us so much that he sacrificed himself for us thousands of years ago and continues to sacrifice himself at each and every Mass.  If you want to grow in devotion to the Eucharist but don’t know where to begin, we hope that these suggestions help!

For more titles like these, go to our Eucharistic Revival collection.