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Way of Mystery

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Episode 1 -The Way of Mystery:  The Eucharist and Moral Living

Placing the Eucharist as the center of who we are as Catholics

Episode 2 -The Way of Mystery:  The Eucharist and Moral Living

Placing the Eucharist as the center of who we are as Catholics

Episode 3 -The Way of Mystery:  The Eucharist and Moral Living

The Paschal Mystery and the importance of the Mass in our life of prayer

Episode 4 -The Way of Mystery:  The Eucharist and Moral Living

Prayer and our truly active participation in the Mass: the introductory rite, and the Liturgy of the Word

Episode 5 -The Way of Mystery:  The Eucharist and Moral Living

The penitential rite of the mass, while not the pivotal point, it is one of the most important points of the mass, and key in our moral conversion…it’s about the crucifixion to sin, meeting evil with love.

Episode 6 -The Way of Mystery:  The Eucharist and Moral Living

The Penitential Rite part 2:  Are we afraid of silence, being alone with God, posture, and The domestic church.

Episode 7 -The Way of Mystery:  The Eucharist and Moral Living

The Liturgy of the Word part 1: Christ entering us through language.  The difference in our attitude of being an “audience” and being in an attitude of prayer.  How the Word sets us free.

Episode 8 -The Way of Mystery: The Eucharist and Moral Living

The Liturgy of the Word part 2 : The actual role of the reader (not performer), the role of the deacon, the role of those who hear the Word

Episode 9 -The Way of Mystery: The Eucharist and Moral Living

The Liturgy of the Eucharist part 1 : The offertory and the priesthood…what is the role of the priest in the sacrifice of the Mass and what are some of the challenges faced by the priest today.

Episode 10 -The Way of Mystery: The Eucharist and Moral Living

The Liturgy of the Eucharist part 2 : The True Meaning of “Full and Active Participation”…The Purpose of the Eucharistic Prayer

Episode 11 -The Way of Mystery: The Eucharist and Moral Living

The Liturgy of the Eucharist part 3 : The Eucharistic Prayer…God teaching us to pray.  What are we doing in our participation and are we truly ready to receive the Body of Christ? Should we, in integrity, receive the Truth of  Christ in Communion…do we really believe?

Episode 12 -The Way of Mystery: The Eucharist and Moral Living

The Liturgy of the Eucharist part 4 : the Communion Rite…The moment of radical surrender…can we do it? We when come forward to communion, what are doing…what are we saying? Will we allow ourselves to be transformed?  The moment of silence…will we allow ourselves to be transformed within so we can go out to transform the culture for Christ?

Episode 13 -The Way of Mystery: The Eucharist and Moral Living

The spiritual life and moral living… understanding the journey through the Purgative and Illuminative Way and their role in the moral life.

Episode 14 -The Way of Mystery: The Eucharist and Moral Living

The Eucharist summons us like a beacon. Even in the face of scandal, the moral authority of the Church shines through the Eucharist and challenges us to follow Christ in moving forward and allowing our hearts to be transformed.  Mortal sin, what is it and how does it effect our relationship with the Eucharist…with Christ?  Being present at mass even if you shouldn’t receive…not allowing yourself to be separated from worship.

Episode 15 -The Way of Mystery: The Eucharist and Moral Living

The journey begins into the unitive way…the beginning of falling in love with God.  Combined with the entry into the sacramental life, the living out the moral life becomes more than meeting a “goal”, but becomes a “way” of life.

Episode 16 -The Way of Mystery: The Eucharist and Moral Living

The internal world and external presence of God.  The importance of silence and recognizing the day of our visitations.  Experiencing the love of God internally.  We live by faith…moving to living by love.

Episode 17 -The Way of Mystery: The Eucharist and Moral Living

Mystical experiences and consoling prayer. Prayer is earnestly desired, and prayer because something we delight in.  Also the prayer that will spontaneously occur.  Another type of experience is the aspect of the sacramental encounter.

Episode 18 -The Way of Mystery: The Eucharist and Moral Living

The Final installment of the series.  The challenge of living the moral life and the gift of grace from the sacrament of the Eucharist.

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