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Celebration, Conversion, Commitment: A Cosmic Eucharist in Laudato Si’


At this moment of environmental crisis on a planetary scale, it is important to realise that in our celebration of the Eucharist we are committing ourselves to the earth and her creatures. For it is at this table we promise to make real our communion with all creation as the reality within which the Divine is intimately implicated and revealed. To ignore this cosmic outreach is to limit love to self-interest and to reduce the Eucharist to a local, devotional event. This article will reflect on the deeper understanding of Eucharist as envisaged by Laudato Si’ and how it opens us to our need to experience a ‘profound ecological conversion’.

an ecological conversion begins when we realise that the world is not there solely for us

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