By: Laura Worhacz
"After having given Jesus to the world Mary was bound to be eclipsed; she had to remain in the background in order to become the model of interior souls, that patroness of the lowly, hidden life. Mary's mission after her Son's Resurrection was one of love and prayer. Our Lord seems to have kept for Himself alone the secret of his Mother's life He wished it to be entirely for Himself." ( St. Peter Julian Eymard: Vol. 7 Eymard Library)
Dearest Eucharistic Family,
How do we get to HEAVEN? St.Peter Julian Eymard who lived in the secret of God's love tells us that, "Our Lord seems to have kept for Himself alone the secret of his Mother's life...." Mary's life was a hidden life with a mission to love and pray. This is our way to heaven, to love and to pray through our consecration promise. We must keep it alive by our faith in what is to come through the secret hidden life of love and service we offer to God. Consecrated children of Mary need to be dedicated to receiving Holy Communion and to prayer. Create a prayer routine that will conform to your state in life. Keep the senses alive by a conscious effort to pray. Prayer will transform our interior life. Pray aloud to hear the words you are offering to God. St Peter Julian tells us too that Mary was eclipsed, hidden in the background to become the model for interior souls. Consecrated children need to be true adorers of the Eucharistic life, living a hidden life in the secret that has been revealed to us. Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament remains in the background for us, She covers us with her maternal care. Staying close to Marian prayers will become reflective to our life in Christ, they will become a part of us and our consecration promise. Espouse daily if you can to the Veni Creator, Ave Maris Stella, Magnificat, and most importantly Holy Communion, Sacramentally or Spiritually. The handing over of our wills, will be more natural when we enter into the supernatural. The first fidelity then after this dedication to pray will be to fulfill our state in life. Our lives will become a living prayer by offering up the demands placed upon our daily duties, entwining the promises of what is to come with the reality of our earthly life in GOD. Jesus truly present in the Blessed Sacrament, true light, lead us to heaven by your gift of Mary.
Please offer daily the prayer to Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, having it direct your heart to the consecration promise you have made.
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
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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.