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Preaching as a Sacrament

The Word Became Flesh

When the homilist approaches the ambo or the catechist breaks open the Gospel, human words are put in service to the Word of God, and where God is present, transformation follows. If humble bread and wine can become the Real Presence of Christ, should we not expect words of Gospel proclamation to be more than just reminders of the Word? Fr. David Mowry, instructor of homiletics at Mundelein Seminary, explores the nature of word, language, and Scripture in order to highlight the proper place of preaching and proclamation within the sacramental imagination of the Church.


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Rev. David Mowry
Rev. David Mowry

Fr. David Mowry is a priest of the Diocese of Joliet. Ordained in 2013, he served as parochial vicar for five years. He received the Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the University of St. Mary of the Lake in 2018. His licentiate thesis was entitled “God Has Spoken to Us: Revelation in the Theology of Joseph Ratzinger and the Mysticism of Teresa of Avila.” He currently serves as instructor of homiletics at the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary.


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