Skip to main content


·      Welcome to “Real Living” with Lavinia Spirita and Mary Lou Nemechek.

·      In this episode, they dive into the topic of Eucharistic Revival, an important aspect of faith.

Background on Eucharistic Revival

·      The hosts introduce the concept of Eucharistic Revival, a significant movement within the Catholic Church.

·      Pope Francis declared three years of Eucharistic Revival in the United States, initiated by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

·      The revival began with the Eucharistic Congress in Budapest the previous year.

Understanding the Need for Revival

·      Discussion about the need for revival, particularly due to polls revealing a lack of understanding of the Eucharist among Catholics.

·      Highlighting the challenge of comprehending the Eucharist and the importance of the Holy Spirit’s role in any revival.

·      Reflecting on skepticism and hope for the success of the Eucharistic Revival.

Exploring Eucharistic Revival Elements

·      Introducing the five elements of Eucharistic Revival: Thanksgiving, Fellowship, Memorial, Sacrifice, and Mystery.

·      Emphasizing the necessity of combining increased understanding with increased devotion to the Eucharist.

1. Thanksgiving

·      Discussing the importance of Thanksgiving in the context of the Eucharist and its connection to the Greek word “Eucharist.”

·      Emphasizing that true Thanksgiving involves humility, gratitude, and acknowledging our dependence on God.

·      Exploring the notion of spiritual growth through aging in Thanksgiving and the significance of humility.

2. Fellowship

·      Describing the concept of fellowship (koinonia) in the context of the Eucharist, emphasizing a shared purpose beyond worldly interests.

·      Identifying envy as a vice to overcome in order to fully appreciate fellowship and the communal aspects of the Eucharist.

·      Highlighting the interconnectedness of love for God and love for one’s neighbor in enhancing worship and liturgical praise.


·      Encouraging listeners to stay tuned for future episodes where they will continue to unpack the remaining elements of Eucharistic Revival.

·      Thanking listeners for joining and inviting them to engage with the hosts as they delve deeper into this vital topic.