By: Laura Worhacz
"Magnificat"-"My soul doth magnify the Lord,... because He hath regarded the humility of His handmaid." And St. Joseph, St. Joachim and St. Ann, did they not also come to pay their visit of respect and love? The sight of the Blessed Virgin must indeed have filled the Saints with joy, so pure a reflex of Jesus' light. (St. Peter Julian Eymard, Vol. 7 Eymard Library, page 90)
Dearest Eucharistic Family,
With the Mass at the center of our lives and Jesus with us in the Blessed Sacrament we have all that we need in the grace of God. The Magnificat invites us to continue in our prayer of the Catholic Church by sharing in the Liturgy of the Hours. After the Mass, with It being the Highest form of prayer, we have the opportunity to "Sing with Mary" with one heart and voice praising God. Participating in this voice of the Church, a greater union is formed in and through the Eucharist. We sing with Mary, with all the Angels and Saints proclaiming the Glory of God in all of the Psalms and Readings prepared for us. Jesus' light is a pure reflex once joined with the joy of Heaven in the sight of the Blessed Virgin, given to Our Father by offering our voices as one. The formation of our souls continues through our devotions, a lifelong formation is one to long for. We are always striving to be in deeper intimacy with God. The Word of God offers us this by sharing in the Liturgy of the Hours. We sing with Mary,
"Love divine, all loves excelling, Joy of heaven, to earth come down. And impart to us here dwelling, grace and mercy all around. Jesus source of all compassion, Pure unbounded love you share; Grant us many choicest blessings, Keep us in your loving care."
We come to pay our visit, our respect to God. We join St. Joseph, St. Joachim and St. Ann, and all the Angels and Saints, in love and respect to behold the promise of Our Father. With all of the modern day Apps there is easy access to the Liturgy of the Hours. It may be a good practice to try to include morning and evening prayers to your day. Our Souls doth Magnify the Lord, we sing with Mary pure and lowly virgin mother undefiled.
Please offer the prayer to Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament having it direct your heart to your consecration promise.
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.
By Ivonne Hernandez
“Thanksgiving is the soul's most delightful act of love as also the most pleasing to God; it is a perfect homage to His infinite goodness. The Eucharist itself is perfect thanksgiving. The word Eucharist means thanksgiving. Jesus Eucharistic renders thanks to His Father for us; He is our own thanksgiving.”  - St. Peter Julian Eymard
One of the first things parents teach their children is to say ‘Thank you’. Good parents know that teaching their children gratitude is very important. It is right and just to give thanks when someone has done something good for us, especially if they have gone out of their way for us. An attitude of gratitude makes us happier people. It makes us look out of ourselves and realize we can’t make it on our own. We need others, and, most of all, we need God, who is the source of every blessing. “Thanksgiving is the soul's most delightful act of love as also the most pleasing to God.”
Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday to celebrate. When I was growing up we would always go to my grandmother’s house and I looked forward to sitting around the table with the whole family and eating some of my favorite foods. I didn’t learn to cook any of those foods, though, since everything was ready by the time we got there. The table was set before us and the delicious food would just appear in front of us. I don’t think I ever thanked my grandma for all the hours she spent in the kitchen out of love for her family. I just didn’t know. It wasn’t until after I got married and cooked my first Thanksgiving meal (with recipes from a cookbook) that I realized how much work and time it takes to prepare. But now, when I am the one spending hours in the kitchen preparing a feast for my family, I think of my grandma and I give thanks to God for all His goodness. My gratitude grew as my understanding of the sacrifice offered for me grew.
“Thanksgiving characterizes the prayer of the Church which, in celebrating the Eucharist, reveals and becomes more fully what she is.” (CCC, 2637) We are invited to the table. If we only knew! If we knew with what love was that meal prepared, if we understood the magnitude of the sacrifice, our hearts would live in Thanksgiving. Our hearts would live united to the heart of Jesus in the Eucharist, who is “our own thanksgiving.” In celebrating the Eucharist we turn our hearts to God. We realize that it is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation, always and everywhere to give God thanks. 
“You set a table before me in front of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Indeed, goodness and mercy will pursue me all the days of my life;
I will dwell in the house of the LORD for endless days.” (Psalm 23:5-6)
 Eymard, St Peter Julian. The Real Presence (p. 21). Veritatis Splendor Publications. Kindle Edition.
 Common Preface I, http://www.universalis.com/static/mass/orderofmass.htm
By Laura Worhacz
"The Eucharist is the supreme proof of the love of Jesus. After this there is nothing more, but Heaven itself." St. Peter Julian Eymard
Dearest Eucharistic Family,
Love never dies, It lives for all Eternity. St. Peter Julian Eymard, chosen soul to be proclaimed the Outstanding Apostle of the Eucharist, lived his life in Heaven yet still on earth. He found the love of God, the love of Jesus Christ, truly present in the Blessed Sacrament. St. Peter Julian found transformation for his life's journey. He labored until his departure from this life, realizing Christ Himself remained with him in humble service to continue to teach us the way to salvation, the way of the Cross, the way to life, the way to resurrection. The Eucharist is the "Supreme proof of the love of God." God is with us. The Crosses we offer daily transform death into life. The life we live in service to our loved ones falls into eternity; the love will be with us forever. Our resurrection walks with Heaven here and now when we live for each other. By the grace of the Holy Spirit we capture the gentle breeze that flows from our participation in the Eucharist. We receive the God of Love who guides us. Jesus continues to show us the way, the truth and the life, by being meek and humble of heart. We enter into God's world when we sit with His Son and learn the virtues of His love. We experience true humility. Jesus mildly sets our own hearts aflame with a desire to look deeply into ourselves, in hope we will choose to love. Those who have gone before us are with us; love lives forever. The body waits for the return of the love that will come in the fullness of time through the Promise of the Father. St. Peter Julian Eymard befriends us in our Eucharistic journey, encouraging us to walk with Heaven here and now, to walk in the love of God here and now, to sacrifice and serve here and now. "The Eucharist is the supreme proof of the love of Jesus. After this there is nothing more, but Heaven itself."
St. Peter Julian Eymard, Apostle of the Eucharist, pray for us.
Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament, pray for us.
Please recite the prayer to Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament remembering your consecration promise.
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
By Ivonne Hernandez
“Tomorrow your tears will cease. Oh, when will the day of our complete resurrection also come! Alas! Death takes away the chains of our mortality only in small portions. Yes, we may need daily deaths to reach the great day of eternal life of love!”  – St Peter Julian Eymard
Death. This is not my favorite topic. In fact, if I am honest, I can say that I hate death. My father died when I was a little girl and I still have many wounds that need God’s healing touch. When I think of death, I think of loss, sadness and suffering. These are not things I look forward to, but the fact is that death is a part of life. We all know we are going to die, and everyone we know and love is going to die too. If we look at death by itself, we see only the separation, but when we see the Cross, we see the Way to Heaven.
“For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes.”(1 Cor 11:26) We are called not only to remember Jesus’ death, but to proclaim it! “We adore you oh Christ and we bless you, because by your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world.” This instrument of death, in the hands of Jesus, has become our salvation. Every time we proclaim it, we are reminded of the Truth: Jesus conquered death! We have nothing to fear.
St Peter Julian tells us that “in order to remove the bitterness and horrors of the cross which are intertwined with this life, Jesus in his love made his cross blossom with the flowers of Paradise.”  Our way to heaven is marked by many crosses and many deaths, “daily deaths”, which little by little set us free, taking “away the chains of mortality”. If we unite our crosses to Our Lord’s then our way will be paved with those same flowers. Our bodies are dying, and our “old selves” are dying, and these are actually good news, for we live in the hope of the resurrection.
“For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you received a spirit of adoption, through which we cry, “Abba, Father!” (Rom 8:15) When fear of death comes to haunt me, I will look at the Eucharist and remember. I will proclaim His death and His victory. “He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there shall be no more death or mourning, wailing or pain, [for] the old order has passed away.” (Rev 21:4)
 From a letter written on April 11, 1846 to Miss Marguerite Guillot, The Life and Letters of St Peter Julian Eymard Vol 1
 From a letter written on October 10, 1867 to Mrs. Lepage, Counsels for the Spiritual Life
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