" But our Lord did not come to visit Mary alone: He was accompanied by a retinue of all those Saints who had risen with Him-From the Patriarchs down to St. Joseph and the Good Thief. All came in the train of their triumphant King to salute their Queen." ... "Magnificat "-- "My Soul doth Magnify the Lord,... because He hath regarded the humility of his handmaid." (St. Peter Julian Eymard, Vol. 7)
Dearest Eucharistic Family:
We are blessed to find dependency in God. Addictions are sometimes found in place of the Lord, secondary to truth we find things that comfort our wounds, however only for a time. Drink, food, pleasures all done in moderation can be part of Gods gifts to us, in excess they can destroy us. We can however be Addicted to LOVE, sounds like another Cliché, however it is true. The only One we cannot be too dependent on is Jesus. He holds the power of all that will comfort us, all that lives in the deep recesses of our souls, calling for consolation. St. Peter Julian Eymard was immersed in the reality that the Eucharistic Lord remains with us to comfort us, to continue to heal us, daily. We know by St. Peter Julian's words, " ... Our Lord did not come to visit Mary alone..." God lives, He has been with us in the "retinue of Saints" down through the ages. We continue to condition our spiritual lives by living in the Blessed Sacrament, it is there we can never be too obsessed with anything other than God. The King is Triumphant, we magnify the Lord with Mary by our participation in the Liturgy. In the Catechism we are taught that Jesus will be perpetuating His sacrifice throughout the ages until He should come again. He entrusts to us, His church, His Sacrament of Love. The Hope of Glory remains with us in Jesus Eucharistic. In our defenselessness we cling to the promise of Our Father when we ask, "How can this be?" We then hear the words: "The Holy Spirit will come upon you." (121 CCC:484)
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.