By Ivonne Hernandez
God speaking to St Catherine:
“So this Word, My Son, with His most sweet Blood, is one Sun, all God and all man, because He is one thing with Me and I with Him. My power is not separated from His wisdom, nor the fiery heat of the Holy Spirit from Me, the Father, or from Him, the Son; …I have said to you that this Body is, as it were, a Sun. Wherefore, you cannot receive the Body without the Blood, or the Blood or the Body without the Soul of the Incarnate Word; nor the Soul, nor the Body, without the Divinity of Me, the Eternal God, because none of these can be separated from each other, as I said to you in another place that the Divine nature never left the human nature, either by death or from any other cause. So that you receive the whole Divine Essence in that most Sweet Sacrament concealed under the whiteness of the bread; for as the sun cannot be divided into light, heat, and color, the whole of God and the whole of man cannot be separated under the white mantle of the host; for even if the host should be divided into a million particles (if it were possible) in each particle should I be present, whole God and whole Man.” 
This feast day of St Catherine of Sienna gives us a perfect opportunity to ponder on the Eucharistic teachings this great Doctor of the Church left for us. Sometimes we can focus so much on the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist that we might forget or overlook the fact that it is not only Jesus Who is truly present in the Sacrament, but that the Father and the Holy Spirit are also present. In the Eucharist “God's whole life encounters us and is sacramentally shared with us. God is a perfect communion of love between Father, Son and Holy Spirit.” 
In the Eucharist we are invited to participate in this mystery of love; to be caught up with the Holy Spirit in the embrace between the Father and the Son. If we allow ourselves to remain in this reality, and we move and act from this place of love, we will be truly one in Him. It is only from this place that we will find the grace to live the law of the New Covenant, the law of love; to love one another as He has loved us. It is this Love that we are called to share, not out own selfish love. It is the Love of God that will overflow in us and perfects us in Charity. "Wherefore, I show you that in My house are many mansions, and that I wish for no other thing than love, for in the love of Me is fulfilled and completed the love of the neighbor, and the law observed. For he, only, can be of use in his state of life, who is bound to Me with this love." 
 Catherine of Siena, Saint. The Dialogue of Saint Catherine of Siena (Kindle Locations 2596-2597). Kindle Edition.
 Catherine of Siena, Saint. The Dialogue of Saint Catherine of Siena (Kindle Locations 561-563). Kindle Edition.
As consecrated children of Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament we are called to live out the promise we have made. We can begin by reciting daily the prayer to Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament specifically for and untied to the promise.
We will be posting weekly on Saturdays, and ask you to pray with us as the Holy Spirit continues to unfold the future of this endeavor to build the Eucharistic Kingdom of God.
Ivonne and Laura
Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament
Blessed are you, Mary exalted daughter of Sion!
You are highly favoured and full of grace, for the spirit of God descended upon you.
We magnify the Lord and rejoice with you for the gift of the Word made flesh, bread of life and cup of joy.
Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, our model of prayer in the cenacle, pray for us that we may become what we receive, the body of Christ your son. Amen
St. Peter Julian Eymard Apostle of the Eucharist, pray for us.
Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, pray for us.
Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament, have Mercy on us.
By Ivonne Hernandez
"All the mysteries have some relation to the Eucharist, for the Eucharist completes them all. They all tend toward the Eucharist; with the help of grace we must discover what is Eucharistic in the mysteries in order to nourish our devotion toward the Most Blessed Sacrament." 
- St Peter Julian Eymard
These words from St Peter Julian Eymard were the inspiration for the Eucharistic Meditations on the mysteries of the Rosary. When we pray the Rosary we are meditating on the mysteries of Christ’s life, and St Peter Julian’s writings on the Eucharist can bring insight to our meditations on these mysteries.
By looking at what is Eucharistic in each mystery of the Rosary, I found quotes, mostly from The Real Presence, which spoke to my heart, and meditated on those. The reflections I shared were the result of those meditations and I hope an invitation for each reader to do the same.
Look at each mystery from the point of view of the Eucharist and see where it takes you. Find your own quote to launch you into the depth of the mystery and let the Holy Spirit breathe new life into your Rosary devotion, as Our Lady brings you closer to her Divine Son.
Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, Pray for us who have recourse to Thee!
 Eymard, The Real Presence, p.279
By Ivonne Hernandez
St Peter Julian Eymard's Words:
"ON THAT day, then, our Lord remembered that He was a father, and He wanted to make His will; He was about to die. What a solemn act this is in a family! It is, so to speak, the last act of one's life, and one that extends beyond the grave. A father gives what he has. He cannot give himself because he does not belong to himself. He bequeaths something to each of his children as well as to his friends. He gives what he prizes the most. But our Lord would give His very Self!
He became bread; His Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity took the place of the substance of the bread which was offered up. We do not see Him, but we have Him. Our Lord Jesus Christ is our inheritance. He wants to give Himself to everybody, but not everybody wants Him. There are some who would want Him, but they will not submit to the conditions of good and pure living which He has laid down; and their malice has the power to render God's bequest null and void. “ 
The mystery of the Institution of the Eucharist speaks to us of our dignity as children of God. In the Eucharist Jesus left us both a new covenant and a new testament in His Blood. By the New Covenant in His Blood Christ restored our relationship with the Father, and in His last will and testament He left us the total gift of Himself in the Eucharist. It is by accepting this gift and by entering into a personal relationship with God that we can transcend the likeness of our earthly parentage and be transformed into the likeness of Our Heavenly Father.
“Our Lord remembered He was a father.” These words from St Peter Julian invite us to see Jesus in a new light. In the Eucharist we have our God, Lord, friend, brother, teacher and spouse, but father? Jesus answers, “If you know me, then you will also know my Father. From now on you do know him and have seen him.” (John 14:7) Jesus brings every Heavenly grace with Him in the Eucharist; He brings us the Father and the Holy Spirit, who are always dwelling in Him. We are invited to enter into this heavenly relationship, to be caught between the gaze of the Father and the Son, in the embrace of the Holy Spirit. “The dignity of man rests above all on the fact that he is called to communion with God.” (CCC, 27)
“I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me.” (2 Cor 6:18) This is what God tells us from the Eucharist. He gives Himself completely to us, and His desire is that we give ourselves completely to Him in return. During the Last Supper Jesus prays “that they may all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I in you, that they also may be in us.” (John 17:21) This is His Will for us. He wants to heal the wounds from our earthly parentage, and restore us in our dignity as children of God. When we receive Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament and let Him speak to our hearts, we can hear the truth of who we are. “I have called you by name: you are mine.” (Isa 43:1)
When you meditate on the Institution of the Eucharist think of how the Holy Trinity rejoiced at the thought of dwelling in you.
 Eymard, The Real Presence, p.42
By Ivonne Hernandez
St Peter Julian Eymard's Words:
"Whereas on Thabor Jesus had rent the veil that covered His Divinity, here He conceals even His humanity and transfigures it into the appearances of bread, to the point that He no longer seems to be either God or Man, and does not act outwardly anymore. He buries Himself in the Species, which become the tomb of His faculties. Out of humility He veils His humanity which is so kind and beautiful. He is so united to the accidents that He seems to be their substance. The bread and wine have been changed into the Body and Blood of the Son of God. Do you see Him in this transfiguration of love and humility? We know that the sun exists even though a cloud hides it from us. Jesus never ceases being God and perfect Man, although hidden behind the cloud of bread and wine. Just as everything was glorious in the first transfiguration, so in the second everything is lovable. We see Him no longer, nor do we touch Him; but He is there with all His gifts. Love, grace, and faith pierce the veils and can recognize His face. Faith is the eye of the soul; to believe is really to see." 
The mystery of the Transfiguration speaks to us of transformation. The verb to transfigure is defined in the dictionary as to “transform outwardly and usually for the better.”  It is easy to see that in the Transfiguration of Jesus on Mount Thabor, where He revealed His glory, there was an outward change for the better. St Peter Julian tells us that in the Eucharist Jesus “transfigures even His humanity into the appearances of bread.” How is this change for the better? Jesus always preferred humility to glory because His goal is to bring us near Him. If we look with the eyes of faith, we can see that this “transfiguration of love and humility” is the greatest transformation of all. We can draw near to Him now, so near as to consume Him, thus beginning our own transformation into Himself.
In Matthew’s account of the Transfiguration, we hear that the disciples “fell prostrate and were very much afraid. But Jesus came and touched them, saying, ‘Rise, and do not be afraid.’” (Mat 17:6) Jesus put aside His glory once again to come down and take care of their needs. This is what He does every day on the altar. He comes down to us, no matter how far down we have fallen, to heal us with His touch and to take away our fear. It is in the Eucharist where He brings “every spiritual blessing in the Heavens” (Eph 1:3) wrapped in a humble lovable package. He brings us the gift of Himself. We just need to look with the eye of faith and we will see His face.
The goal of this transfiguration is our own transformation. We are so thirsty for the glory of Heaven that often we are easily deceived and settle for less. We will go after anything that sparkles in the desert only to find it was all just a mirage. The fountain of living water is hidden, buried down deep in the well of the Species in the Eucharist. It is here where our thirst will be quenched. When we remain hidden in this well of love, we will be transformed ourselves, and we will say with Peter, “Lord, it is good that we are here.” (Mat 17:4)
When you meditate on the mystery of the Transfiguration, bring to mind Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, and remain there, resting in His Light.
 Eymard, The Real Presence, p. 280
We are Ivonne Hernandez, Rick Hernandez and Laura Worhacz, Lay Associates of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament, and brothers and sisters in Christ.