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Mary Healy reflects on how to live a Eucharistic life at IEC

Mary Healy

52nd International Eucharistic Congress | YouTube | Fair Use

Philip Kosloski - published on 09/10/21

US theologian and professor at Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit, Mary Healy spoke in Hungary on living a Eucharistic life.

Bishops, priests and laity from around the world have gathered at the International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) in Budapest, Hungary from September 5-12, 2021, sharing their testimonies of Eucharistic faith.

Recently Mary Healy, professor of Sacred Scripture at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, spoke at the IEC about


She explained how the Eucharist invites us to live a particular missionary spirituality, going out into the world and offering our own lives back to God.

Healy emphasized how every Mass should be an opportunity to talk with God and ask him how he is calling us to live in the world.

She offered the following prayer that we can pray after receiving communion.

Lord, where are you calling me to make Heaven present on earth today? How are you calling me, to meet the spiritual hunger of the people of the world? Lord, please show me. How are you calling me to offer forgiveness or compassion or healing or truth to somebody who needs it?

The experience of receiving communion at Mass should make us “living tabernacles” of God’s presence, bringing him into the world through our lives.

You can watch her full testimony below or


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