In these pages, author Maggie Green provides wise, compassionate guidance for members of what she calls “The Saint Monica Club”: good Catholics suffering like Monica the rejection of the Faith by persons they love dearly. Herself a longtime and long-suffering member of the club, Green shows how persevering as Monica did in devoted love for straying souls – loving them as God does – will not only quiet the lingering, aching cry of our hearts, but will draw our lost loved ones back to the Faith and into the arms of Jesus again.
What witness would not believe in the Miracle? Skeptical reporters were there, in force, to expose what they were sure was a fraud. Their unbiased reports amply demonstrate that they also believed: this was not mass hypnotism or religious hysteria. The Miracle was not reserved solely for the faithful – it was “…so that all might believe.” What did the Church say about it? What effect did it have on those who saw it? What effect did it have on the nation where it happened? What effect did it have on our future? The answers are all in this improtant book, which explores the Miracle at Fatima and how this event impacts our lives today.
The Hidden Manna has become a classic on Eucharistic teaching. Fr. O’Connor presents and comments on substantial excerpts from the major sources of the Church’s Tradition extending all the way back to apostolic times. Focusing on the doctrine of the Real Presence, he follows the earliest witnesses through the challenge in the Middle Ages of Berengarius through the Protestant Reformation and modern disputes.