By: Laura Worhacz
“The Angel is the first to salute. His is, indeed, the lesser dignity of the two. Mary is sovereign here, and since the Three Divine Persons are awaiting her answer, she holds the world’s fate in her hands. Ah, how powerful is that lowly maiden!” - St. Peter Julian Eymard (Eymard Library Volume 7, page 39)
Dearest Eucharistic Family,
Tomorrow we rejoice in the great birth of our Catholic Church as we celebrate the Solemnity of Pentecost. We remember in a significant way this day the fruits and gifts of the Holy Spirit poured out upon God’s children of faith.
We have closed our eyes, pouring out of them tears, holding the death of the Lord deep in our hearts. We have wandered through our thoughts with those on the road, remembering what happened to Jesus. We unite our sufferings wondering what God is doing with them; we offer them up as a good Christian. We recognize Jesus in the breaking of the bread. It is in the Eucharist that we are brought to the divine reality and our sorrow is turned into joy. Open our eyes, dear Lord! Help us to see You as we offer up the true sacrifice of our hearts.
Simple acts of charity day in and day out, blessed by the gifts of the Holy Spirit, sanctify our lives and the world around us. We salute with the angels, we affix our yes to the fiat of Mary, we hold the world’s fate in our hands. We rejoice, we celebrate, and we believe that our humble genuine desire to serve will help renew the face of the earth.
Lord, infuse us with your spiritual gifts of WISDOM, UNDERSTANDING, COUNSEL, FORTITUDE, KNOWLEDGE, PIETY, AND FEAR OF THE LORD. Let Your love shine through us in your our charity, joy, peace, patience, benignity (kindness), goodness, longanimity (generosity), mildness (gentleness), faith, modesty, continency (self-control), and chastity.