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From 1926 on, Ronald Knox preached at the patronal feast of Corpus Christi church in London. And every year he was able to capture a different facet of what was the central, inexhaustible and unifying mystery of his life - the Most Holy Eucharist.
Monsignor Knox's sermons are profoundly biblical. The manna in the wilderness suggests itself to any preacher, but few would deliver a sermon on the Blessed Sacrament inspired by the Song of Songs or the story of Ruth - but Knox finds in these Old Testament stories, and in the parables and miracles of Jesus, inspiration to deepen our understanding of the great gift of the Eucharist.
Although they are solidly doctrinal, these talks are not lectures, but sermons intended to increase our love for the Eucharistic Lord. Knox speaks as a pastor, and his sermons are marked by an awareness of our human condition. Many of us who receive the Eucharist daily are troubled by the nagging question of whether we are making any progress in our spiritual life at all. Monsignor Knox knows that struggle first-hand, and his counsel is both comforting and challenging.
We have called this collection of sermons "a month of Sundays" because there are thirty-one of them. Sunday is a day of rest, and our time of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament should be a true Sabbath to refresh us. Each of these talks lasts about twenty minutes, and can be listened to in the car on the way to church for Mass or during a holy hour. They offer spiritual nourishment that is solidly theological and profoundly scriptural, a vision of the Eucharist that embraces the sweep of history and probes the most intimate feelings of the human heart.
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