Presentation of the book:
Living with great intensity his
priestly vocation, Father Daniel Meynen offers us the
benefits of his theological contemplation of the Eucharistic
Mystery. Ever anxious to go deep into things, he comes
immediately to the heart of the matter - the personal action
of Mary-Mediatrix in an eucharistic communion. Belgian by
birth, the author blends here in the Marial Tradition of the
Belgian Church, secular preacher of Mary's mediation.
Deeply impassionate towards the Church, Christ's Body as is the Eucharist, Father Meynen wishes to place at the service of the believers' community the gifts he received from God. With this book, he wants to contribute in bringing to light the role of Mary in her association with the Charge of the Roman Pontiff, Mary and the Pope being closely linked to the Mystery of the Church, the first as Mother, the latter as its foundation and "rock".
Taking into account what will always remain mysterious, the reader will discover in this book the joy and immense pleasure the author had in writing it - as Father Jean Galot, S.J., professor of theology at the Gregorian University, states : "Mon impression est que vous avez une âme de mystique. Vous avez dû trouver une grande joie à écrire ce volume." - "My impression is that you have the soul of a mystic. You must have enjoyed very much writing this book." (Letter to Father Meynen, December 14, 1994)
Presentation of the
Meynen, a Roman Catholic Priest, was the author of an
earlier theological reflection on the role of
Mary-Mediatrix called, "L'Eucharistie : l'Eglise dans le
Coeur du Christ (The Eucharist : the Church in the Heart
His Excellency Monsignor Dino Munduzzi, Prefect of His Holiness' Palace in Rome, warmly praised Father Meynen for his first work, saying : "I want to express to you my congratulations for these fervant meditations you have dared to make on such a profound subject." (Vatican City, 22 August 1995).
This new book seeks to develop the idea that St. Mary is a real mediatrix which is realized through her mystical union with the Roman Pontiff. It is a sequel to Father Meynen's first book, "L'Eucharistie: l'Eglise dans le Coeur du Christ". In this new sequel the reader is provided more advanced insights into the governing principles of both St. Mary's mediation and the Pope's eucharistic ministry.
By first showing what is meant in Scripture "to be a rock" or "Cephas", the author then analyzes the Last Supper of the Lord, and explains the divine words : "Do this in memory of Me." He then considers Mary-Mediatrix through her relationships with all three Persons of the Holy Trinity. The book concludes by explaining the exact nature of the deaconal character within the eucharistic ministry of St. Peter's Successor. Father Meynen also reveals what is essentially the character of the bishop and generally discusses the faith of Christ as well as many things the reader will discover about himself as he reads this book.