By: Laura Worhacz
St. Peter Julian Eymard’s words:
“The grace of the most Blessed Sacrament. She [Mary] gave me to her Son as his servant, his tender child. She alone led me by the hand to the priesthood! And then to the Blessed Sacrament! “
“Jesus died on the mountaintop in full view of all, to teach us that God’s [work] prevails over everything. What kind of Catholic would say: “I go only to my parish”? A catholic heart must be as wide as God’s! So, avoid narrowness in your piety, narrow virtue which shrinks the soul; on the contrary, devotion is like a life-giving sun which expands the heart as it sets it ablaze! Be magnanimous in your view of things, broad in your desires, great in your love!” 
Dearest Eucharistic Family,
We are invited to take Mary, the mother of God and our mother, by the hand. Mary is the one who will help us view life from the mountaintop, the one who will be a gentle guide in finding God's love, in finding true charity. Mary, in the likeness of her Son, was the first to become a pure gift of self. Loving Jesus in the way Our Lady loved Him is possible if we follow St. Peter Julian’s guidance. “A catholic heart must be as wide as God’s!”
A mother can teach a child the lessons of the family traditions, the zeal of the present moment, and the proper planning for the future. We are being conditioned daily for our eternal salvation, and every breath of our lives can be inspired through this gift when we walk with Mary to the Cross. By her comfort the promise of Our Father will be found. We carry Heaven by receiving the Eucharist, and Mary is the one to lead us to this holy place.
St. Peter Julian expands his thoughts in that a catholic must ultimately be magnanimous in love. We are not bound to a parish, but to the family of God, which we have received through our Baptism. We learn in today’s scriptures that St. Paul found true Christians, not in a place, but in the heart of those who gave. “When I left Macedonia, not a single church shared with me, in an account of giving and receiving, except you alone.” Looking at all things through the Eucharist, our Mother will direct us in our journey of life, "to teach us that God’s [work] prevails over everything". Charity is our key to the kingdom, found in Jesus through the heart of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament.
Have a blessed day in the Lord.
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.
 Excerpts taken from Praying 15 Days with PETER JULIAN EYMARD The Apostle of the Eucharist, By Fr. Manuel Barbiero SSS
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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.
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