By Laura Worhacz
"But it was in sharing the immolation of Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament that the strength of Mary's soul and the perfection of her conformity with Jesus were greatest." (St. Peter Julian Eymard Vol. 6 page 129)
Dearest Eucharistic Family,
Jesus' Triumph over sin and death is made manifest through Mary's Fiat, her yes to God's Will through her life. We are created in the image and likeness of God who is love.
"God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in him, may not perish, but may have life everlasting." (John 3:16) We are created to love. Through this love we are called to conform to the Creator who is the reality of our existence. We have been offered Divine promises through the communal life of our baptism. We are born of the Father into the new life of Christ made perfect by His Cross and Resurrection. This blessing has come forth from our Mother's Fiat, her yes. St. Gabriel visited Our Lady telling her she shall conceive and bring forth a son and His name shall be Emmanuel, so that God may be with us in His Son; Jesus Christ. Mary proclaimed, "I am the lowly servant of the Lord, let it be done unto me according to Thy word." ( Luke 1:38) The mystery of God's Love encompasses suffering. St. Peter Julian reminds us that Mary's soul and the perfection of her conformity with Jesus were greatest through Mary sharing in the immolation of Jesus; Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. This is where Jesus remains with us still today to remind us of the yes we need to make following the example of Our Mother. Jesus remains hidden, humble, meek, merciful and sacrificing to continue to bring us to the God of Love who sent His Son so we may have life everlasting. We, like Mother, say yes to the will of God in our lives. We find this will by our immolations, through our sacrifices for others, through our conformity to the Christ child who was born of Mary's YES. We are called to a participation in the Eucharistic Life. Jesus transforms us into Himself by spending time with Him in the Blessed Sacrament. We emulate Mary to find the Fiat of Our Father's Love when we say yes to God's call to bring Jesus into the world.
Please recite the prayer to Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament reminding you of 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.
We are Ivonne Hernandez, Rick Hernandez and Laura Worhacz, Lay Associates of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament, and brothers and sisters in Christ.