Since the very beginning, Carl Anderson has been a great friend to all of us at Salt + Light. In the meantime, he continues to play a very important role in the Universal Church, in his capacity as Supreme Knight for the Knights of Columbus. Earlier today in Dublin at the International Eucharistic Congress, Anderson presented a personal testimony, as a husband and father on the Eucharist and faith in his life. We are pleased to bring you the full text of his testimony.
Our Lord told us with extraordinary clarity about the centrality of the Eucharist: “Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you.”
Our Church teaches that the Eucharist is the “source and summit” of Christian life. And so, our Congress is really about life—about life with the Eucharist, and about the absence of life without it.
It is also about imparting the gift of natural life, and laying the groundwork for eternal life in our families.