Part Carmelite history and part anthology of Eucharistic prayers and meditations, Bread of Heaven is an ideal prayer resource for Catholics drawn to Carmelite spirituality and dedicated to Eucharistic devotions. Penny Hickey, O.C.D.S., gathered together choice selections from twenty-four Carmelite saints and writers, introducing each one with a brief biography. Voices from the long, rich Carmelite tradition-from Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross to Edith Stein and Jessica Powers-proclaim their profound love and adoration of the Eucharist.
Penny Hickey has been a secular Carmelite since 1991. She is the Formation Director for the Community of Our Lady of Mt Carmel in Washington DC. She began working on this compilation of Eucharist prayers and meditations in anticipation of the recent Year of the Eucharist.