By Laura Worhacz
"She prostrated herself with profound respect and devotion, then composed her senses in a simple act of recollection. She kept her body erect, her hands joined or crossed on her breast or, when alone, frequently raised in supplication towards the Tabernacle, on which her eyes were constantly fixed." - (St. Peter Julian Eymard, Eymard Library Vol. 7 Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament.)
Dearest Eucharistic Family,
Our Blessed Mother was in a constant state of recollection. St. Peter Julian Eymard continues with this thought by telling us that her eyes were constantly fixed on the Tabernacle. The way to this Divine union was the reality of Our Mothers life in her espousal to the Holy Spirit. From the moment of Mary's Fiat she was overshadowed by the Power of the Most High: God!
“Come O Creator Spirit Blest.”
Mary invited the Holy Spirit into her heart, mind, body and soul by her trust, by her yes.
"And in our souls take up thy rest."
Mary's trust in her Father took up thy rest.
"Come with thy grace and Heavenly aid to fill the hearts which Thou hast made."
This is Mary's way of being full of grace and Heavenly aid, her heart remains full of nothing but God.
"Great Paraclete to Thee we cry, O Highest gift of God Most High."
Mary recognized the greatness of the power of the Holy Spirit, the spirit that dwelt in her entire being.
"O font of life and fire of love and sweet anointing from above."
Our Lady was anointed with the fire of love, the sweetness of the eternal giver. Mary held the love of God by the consciousness of His life, "O font of life." this life permeated her entire being.
"Thou in Thy sevenfold gifts art known, The finger of God's hand we own;"
Mary literally held the Father in heaven's hand through the eyes of her Immaculate Heart.
"The Promise of the Father, Thou! Who dost the tongue with power endow."
Mary leads us to the promise of Our Father through the heart of Jesus. We then need not worry what to say for it will be the Holy Spirit that will be working through us.
"Kindle our senses from above, and make our hearts overflow with love:"
On a natural level we cannot acquire the fullness of the Holy Spirit. Through the Sacramental life we are blessed to activate the indwelling life that longs to have our senses kindled from above so our hearts will overflow with LOVE!
Mary, our Mother leads the way for her children to live in the Eucharistic Reign of Jesus Christ this side of Heaven.
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.
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We are Ivonne J. Hernandez, Rick Hernandez and Laura Worhacz, Lay Associates of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament, and brothers and sisters in Christ.