Pope John Paul II once said that the priest is “above all, a man of the Eucharist.” In the spirit of this statement, Msgr. Stephen Rossetti weaves together reflections on the Eucharist from over twenty notable contributors, including Cardinal Francis George, Archbishop Donald Wuerl, and the late Cardinal Avery Dulles. Moving personal narratives combine with timely and accessible spiritual reflections to make this book a must-read meditation on the importance of the Eucharist in the life of the priest, and that of the Church. LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS: Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan Cardinal Avery Dulles, S.J.; Rev. Peter Murphy; Rev. Kevin Walsh, O.C.S.O.; Rev. Msgr. John J. Strynkowski; Rev. Msgr. Stephen J. Rossetti; Cardinal Francis George, O.M.I.; Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl; Rev. Msgr. J. Wilfrid Parent; Most Rev. John B. McCormack; Rev. Anthony Oelrich; Rev. David L. Toups; Rev. Benedict J. Groeschel, C.F.R.; Rev. Timothy A. Butler, U.S.A.F.; Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, S.J.; Most Rev. Victor B. Galeone ;Rev. Stephen Wang; Rev. Kevin M. McDonough; Rev. Msgr. John Zenz; Rev. Daniel P. Coughlin; Rev. Msgr. Paul A. Lenz; Rev. Brendan Daly; Rev. Gabriel B. O’Donnell, O.P.; Rev. George E. Stuart; Cardinal Albert Vanhoye; S.J.. Rev. Edward J. Arsenault; Rev. Msgr. Peter J. Vaghi.
Msgr. Stephen J. Rossetti, a priest of the Diocese of Syracuse, served for many years at Saint Luke Institute in Silver Spring, Maryland, where he became president and CEO. A priest of the Diocese of Syracuse, he previously served in two diocesan parishes. He is a licensed psychologist with a doctorate in psychology from Boston College and a doctor of ministry from the Catholic University of America. He is the author of scores of articles and several books, including Born of the Eucharist, The Joy of Priesthood—recipient of a Catholic Press Association book award—and When the Lion Roars, and he is editor of Behold Your Mother.
“From the hearts and minds of shepherds—well known and not— here is a lively gathering of eucharistic wisdom that renders priesthood freshly palpable. Clearly, the priests and bishops who come together in this volume to witness to the power of the presence of the Lord in the Eucharist in their lives, draw their strength and joy from this most blessed of sacraments. Born of the Eucharist is a real opportunity for each of us priests to return to the Lord’s Table, the source of our vocation, and be renewed in the joy. Msgr. Stephen Rossetti serves his brother priests very well in hosting this gathering.” – Rev. Raymond P. Roden, PsyD, Vicariate for Clergy and Consecrated Life, Diocese of Brooklyn