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Charismatic speaker relates powerful Eucharistic experience at IEC

Damian Stayne

52nd International Eucharistic Congress | YouTube | Fair Use

Philip Kosloski - published on 09/11/21

Damian Stayne, internationally known healer and charismatic speaker, challenges Catholics to seek intimacy with Jesus in the Eucharist.

Engaging speakers 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.

Damian Stayne, founder of the Catholic community Cor et Lumen Christi [The Heart and Light of Christ] in England, challenged Catholics to seek greater intimacy with Jesus in the Holy Eucharist.

Stayne is under the firm belief that everyone is called to an intimate encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist and that it is possible to experience his presence in a unique and personal way.

He explained, “I believe we need a form of Eucharistic catechesis that effectively encourages expectant faith that a profound experience of divine intimacy is available to us as it was to the saints in this holy mystery.”

Stayne then quoted Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (later Pope Benedict XVI), who wrote, “a dogmatic faith unsupported by personal experience remains empty.”

You can watch the full talk below and listen to Stayne as he powerfully communicates his belief in the profound experience of God’s presence we are invited to partake in at every Mass.

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