Part Carmelite history and part anthology of Eucharistic prayers and meditations,Bread of Heaven is an ideal prayer resource for Catholics drawn to Carmelite spirituality and dedicated to Eucharistic devotions. Penny Hickey, O.C.D.S., gathered together choice selections from twenty-four Carmelite saints and writers, introducing each one with a brief biography. Voices from the long, rich Carmelite tradition—from Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross to Edith Stein and Jessica Powers—proclaim their profound love and adoration of the Eucharist.
Penny Hickey, O.C.D.S., has been a secular Carmelite since 1991. Her love for the Eucharist blossomed through her work as an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion in her parish and at Penn State Hershey Med Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
Hickey is an active member of the Community of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Washington, DC, and volunteers as a registered nurse for the Mission of Mercy in eastern Pennsylvania where she lives with her husband.