Episode 003: Transformative Meals: Opportunity for Encounter

To share a meal, and not just food, but also affection, stories, events, is a fundamental experience.

—Pope Francis

Fr. Alfred McBride, O. Praem. (left), Abbot Emeritus E. Thomas De Wane, O. Praem. (center), and Fr. Andrew Cribben, O. Praem. (right), in the dining room (refectory) at St. Norbert Abbey.

Fr. Alfred McBride, O. Praem. (left), Abbot Emeritus E. Thomas De Wane, O. Praem. (center), and Fr. Andrew Cribben, O. Praem. (right), in the dining room (refectory) at St. Norbert Abbey.

When is the last time you sat down together with loved ones and enjoyed a meal, good conversation, events of the day? Given the fast-paced culture in which we live, it has become the norm to grab a meal on the go, or eat while tuned into television or smart phones. But sharing a meal at home or in the Eucharist can be a transformative experience—an opportunity to encounter Christ within ourselves and one another.

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