The 50th International Eucharistic Congress surpassed the expectations of all of us and brought to those who were present at it, or associated with it, a renewed sense of pride in belonging to the Church. Those of us who had the possibility of attending the Congress experienced something which went beyond our expectations. We experienced something of the life of the Church and of the renewal that is taking place in the Church through the working of God's Spirit. This DVD shows a real experience and participation in the celebrations of the Eucharist. It captures the hunger for renewal of faith which led thousands of people to stand in line to take part in workshops. They remind us again of the exhibition in the main hall of the RDS, which became a showcase for so many expressions of the vitality of the Church, especially the witness of men and women religious and of lay organisations. Last but not least, as we reflected on the faces of volunteers and pilgrims alike and the spirit of communion which was so evident among, in spite of the differences of language and culture. We face many challenges as Catholics and Christians, but we have much to be proud of and much for which to give thanks.
Most Reverend Diarmuid Martin
Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland
President of the 50th International Eucharistic Congress 2012