THE EUCHARIST by Francois Mauriac


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This is one of the Golden Measure books which are announced as ""a library for all those who love truth and beauty, edited for the publishers by Jacques Maritain and Julie Kiernan. The Eucharist consists of a number of brief homilie dealing with various aspects of ""the mystery of Holy Thursday"". It is beautifully written and translated from the French and should be treasured by all faithful Catholics. The author states, however, that in writing he had been thinking of ""the non-Christian reader, of the hostile or indifferent man, who, perhaps, will thumb this little book"". In that case, the author apparently is unaware of how impenetrable a mystery the Catholic conception of the Eucharist appears to be even to a non-Catholic, to say nothing of a non-Christian. Even beautiful writing by a well known author cannot make a non-Catholic see the Eucharist through Catholic eyes. Recommended largely for Catholic readers and for others who seek to understand the Catholic faith.

Pub Date: March 1st, 1944
Publisher: Longmans, Green