Do This in Memory of Me: Heaven Itself
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
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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.