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Bread in the Desert

by Bishop Robert Barron . June 22, 2014 .

All of us are on a spiritual journey from sin to salvation. Like the Israelites longing for a return to Egypt, many of us occasionally desire our old addictions, providing the anxious ego with comfort and security. Far from Egypt, the Promised Land is the spiritual space of complete dependence upon God. But the Israelites are not there yet. They need to eat the manna from heaven. For Catholics, this is the Eucharist. It is the means to getting God’s divine life within us.

Fr. Barron on Hans Urs von Balthasar (Part 2 of 2)

by Bishop Robert Barron . May 19, 2014 .

Another video from Fr. Barron and Word on Fire commenting on subjects from modern day culture.

The Presentation of the Lord

by Bishop Robert Barron . February 2, 2014 .

This week we celebrate the feast of the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple. In ancient Israel the Temple was the most important place in the world. It was the dwelling place of the Lord; it was where divinity and humanity embraced. But the nation of Israel had gone away from right worship of God. The Christ child is the divine and human in one and thus brings humanity back on line with God.

The Sacrament of the Eucharist as Real Presence

by Bishop Robert Barron . August 26, 2013 .

Another video from Fr. Barron and Word on Fire commenting on subjects from modern day culture.

The Sacrament of the Eucharist as Meal

by Bishop Robert Barron . August 7, 2013 .

Another video from Fr. Barron and Word on Fire commenting on subjects from modern day culture.

The Gift of the Eucharist

by Bishop Robert Barron . June 2, 2013 .

The Church comes from the Eucharist for it is the sacrifice that makes saints. The Eucharist is essentially the fullest act of gratitude prefigured in Melchizedek finding its fulfillment in the sacrifice of Christ. Every Mass is a participation in and celebration of this sacrifice, but the feast of Corpus Christi is a time to be especially aware of the gift of the Eucharist.

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