Letter #162, 2021, Thursday, December 2: The Schneider Tapes, Tape #10: The Soul and Christ

    We have posted the 10th of 10 tapes from my late October interview with Bishop Athanasius Schneider, 60, of Astana, Kazakhstan, and it is now available on Rumble (link) and YouTube (link).

    In this tape, Bishop Schneider speaks about his faith and his relationship to Jesus Christ.

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    Click the video below for the 10th part of the interview. The full interview with Bishop Schneider will be available tomorrow, Friday, December 3, 2021.

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    Here is the transcript of this tape. We provide this transcript even though the interview is already in English for three reasons: 1) so you have the complete transcript also in written form to email to others, etc.; 2) so that the transcript in typed form is available to be translated into other languages by those who wish to share the text with people in other countries; 3) so that any expressions which seem unclear in the spoken video are clarified in the transcript.

    Transcript, Schneider Tape #10: The Soul and Christ (4:09 minutes long)

    In which Bishop Schneider speaks about his faith and his relationship to Jesus Christ. 

    Robert Moynihan: I have one last question, and I thank you so much for your time.

    But I want to go to the most spiritual and deep level: your faith.

    Can you tell us what Jesus means to you?

    What is your relationship with Jesus Christ?

    What is important about Jesus?

    And why is he so important to you and to the world?

    Bishop Athanasius Schneider: Jesus is — I take the words of St. Thomas the Apostle, “my God and my Lord.”

    There cannot be more beautiful words than these, “My Lord and my God.”

    And the other phrase of St. Paul, “Omnia in omnibus Christus.”

    It means, translated, “Christ shall be all for me in every aspect.”

    So, He will be All for me, my God and my All, is Jesus Christ.

    He is the Incarnate God.

    And we have to… Jesus is my God and my Lord, my Saviour, my All.

    This is the foundation of all my life, and my faith, my work, the sufferings and this is my desire to see Him in heaven, the whole Trinity and the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ, my Saviour, whom I now see with my faith in the Holy Eucharist, primarily.

    And so, for me, Jesus Christ is here on this earth for my spiritual life, primarily, the Eucharistic Christ, but because here I find my God, my own God, my own Lord, my own Saviour incarnated concretely in the Holy Eucharist.

    And therefore, the Eucharistic Christ is the center of my life, my spiritual life and my faith.

    Because every time when I come to church to see the Holy Host during the Holy Mass, during adoration, it is a continuous invitation to believe, because I do not see Him in His glory, but I believe He is here surely, substantially, really.

    And it is a continuous exercise of my faith and of my love.

    And so, my motto, also of St. Peter Julian Eymard, a great Eucharistic saint, St. Peter Julian Eymard said, “Adveniat regnum tuum eucharisticum.”

    “May thy Eucharistic reign come and reign.”

    And (through) this our own lives will be restored and sustained, maintained, most vigorously through the Eucharist.

    So our Eucharistic life and the entire Church can only be renewed and invigorated through renewal of the liturgical and Eucharistic life.

    Moynihan: Your Excellency, I appreciate, very much, everything you have said.

    Thank you and best wishes for your travels.

    Now you are preparing to go back to Kazakhstan, and for all your future labors. 

    Bishop Schneider: Thank you, dear Mr. Moynihan, for your work also, which you are doing.

    You are making a contribution in these times to the Catholic faith, as thanks for the Catholic faith as a lay man.

    And this we can do together and this is also my joy and my gratitude to you.

    Thank you.

    Moynihan: Thank you.

    (End, Transcript, Tape #10)

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