OUR ONE GREAT ACT OF FIDELITY Waiting for Christ in the Eucharist Author: Ronald Rolheiser
More so than anything else, the Eucharist is what anchors many peoples’ life, prayer, and ultimately the way they live their lives. In this deeply personal book, Father Ronald Rolheiser delves into the history and meaning of this sacred tradition, drawing upon the insights of various scripture scholars, theologians, and church teachings. With personal warmth and great insight, he reflects on his own particular Roman Catholic upbringing and the centrality that the Eucharist has within that tradition. At the same time, he looks at other denominations’ traditions around the Eucharist. Our One Great Act of Fidelity is an investigation into the ways people secure their faith and belief and discover true intimacy with God and each other. Ultimately, however, it is a spiritual and a personal statement of how Ronald Rolheiser understands the Eucharist and why he celebrates it every day.
- SACBC - Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference
Catholics have long relied on Oblate priest Ronald Rolheiser as a spiritual guide firmly grounded in the Catholic tradition yet also attentive to many graces outside “church.” Our One Great Act of Fidelity continues that tradition, offering a comprehensive yet accessible spirituality of the Eucharist that connects its ritual to the day-by-day journeys of those who celebrate it.
In doing so he affirms the grace to be found in life’s joys as well as its sorrows: “The eucharistic person is not the noble antihero who luxuriates in despair,” he writes, but “the grace-merry person who, while sharing fully in the tears of this world, is ultimately distinguished through his or her laughter.”
—Bryan Cones, Managing Editor, U.S. CATHOLIC