And the Word Became Flesh:
Real Presence, Real Power!
September 23-24, 2022
St. Paul Chong Hasang Catholic Church
1000 FM-2410, Harker Heights, TX 76548
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General Admission - $55
Virtual General Admission - $55
Priority Seraphim Pass - $110
(includes VIP Seating & Q&A with Speakers)
Youth Pass - $20
Clergy / Religious - Free
Family Pass - $150 (includes up to 5 lunches)
*Lunch is included with all tickets.*
The Holy Eucharist is called the "source and summit" of our Catholic faith, but do we really understand its true meaning? What is meant by the “Real Presence” of Jesus in the Eucharist, how does this happen, and when did Christians first believe in His words of consecration to be taken literally?
Jesus said: “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink.” (Jn 6:53- 55) Recalling these words of Jesus, the Catholic Church professes that, in the celebration of the Eucharist, bread and wine become the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, through the power of the Holy Spirit and the instrumentality of the priest.
Fullness of Truth, therefore, on September 23rd & 24th at St. Paul Chong Hasang Catholic Church in Harker Heights (Austin Diocese), TX, appropriately returns to one of its central missions: to magnify their attendee’s love of Our Lord Jesus Christ, truly present in the Holy Mass and the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar! This crucially important Eucharistic Conference is entitled, “And The Word Became Flesh: Real Presence, Real Power!” Come explore both fresh insights and the non-negotiable truths related to the Holy Eucharist, with the Augustine Institute’s remarkable theologian & author Dr. Elizabeth Klein, and the Augustine Institute’s dynamic scripture scholar & author Dr. Michael Barber. This conference will familiarize you with the truths of The Holy Eucharist embraced by theologians, saints and mystics, but sadly and too often have not been passed on to average, and even life-long Catholics in a meaningful way. No matter how much or how little you already know about the Eucharist, the "secrets" revealed and revisited will bring you to a new, personal "Emmaus" experience, again and again, at every future Mass attended!
Dr. Michael Barber
Augustine Institute Professor of scripture & Theology
Michael Patrick Barber is Professor of Sacred Scripture and Theology. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles and publications, including, The Historical Jesus and the Temple: Memory, Methodology, and the Gospel of Matthew (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming; with a Foreword from Dale C. Allison, Jr.) and Paul, A New Covenant Jew: Rethinking Pauline Theology (Eerdmans, 2019), co-written with Brant Pitre and John Kincaid (with a Foreword from Michael J. Gorman). He is an active member of the Society of Biblical Literature and the Catholic Biblical Association. In addition to his teaching and academic research, Dr. Barber has written public-facing works, most recently, The True Meaning of Christmas: The Birth of Jesus and the Origins of the Season (Augustine Institute Press, 2021; Foreword by John Cavadini). For more about his work, see his page on Academia.edu. He also writes for the website, TheSacredPage.com, and can be found on Twitter (@MichaelPBarber).
Dr. Elizabeth Klein
Augustine Institute Assistant professor of theology
Dr. Klein specializes in patristic theology, particularly the writings of St. Augustine. She completed her PhD from the University of Notre Dame in 2016, and after holding a postdoctoral position at Notre Dame, she came to teach at the Augustine Institute in 2017. She is the author of Augustine’s Theology of Angels (Cambridge University Press, 2018) and God: What Every Catholic Should Know (Ignatius Press; Augustine Institute, 2019). She has also contributed to the nonacademic theological work of the Augustine Institute, including appearances on FORMED, Augustine Institute Bible Conferences, and Augustine STUDIOS productions.
To read more about Dr. Klein and her work, visit her webpage on academia.edu.