Wednesday, March 14, 2007

The Eucharist and Teen Discussions

The timing of the Apostolic Exhortation on the Eucharist (released yesterday) was particularly exciting given the schedule for our teen catechism discussions. We had one meeting on the Eucharist and were preparing for a second when we were interrupted with two weeks of sick kids here (last week and this week).

With the release of this document, I've decided to have them read Pope Benedict's great encyclical Deus Caritas Est and then follow it up with this new document on the Eucharist. It'll take us three or four weeks, but that seems a very worthwhile endeavour to further understand and appreciate the gift of the Eucharist. It also makes me grateful for the flexibilities inherent in homeschooling that allow for such incredible detours at the drop of a ... zuchetto. :)

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