By Laura Worhacz
"Mary lived in the Eucharist. He who truly loves, thinks, desires, acts, rejoices or sorrows in the person loved; he is his natural center. Jesus said, "Abide in Me...Abide in my love... as I abide in my Father's love." (St. Peter Julian Eymard, Eymard Library Vol.7)
Dearest Eucharistic Family,
Our lives flow out of the Mass! Without the Consecration of the Host there is no life. Without the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass there is no Redemption. Without the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ there is no celebration of the Eucharist! Our life, our death and our Resurrection stream out of the Institution of the Holy Eucharist. Mary, who was called by St. Peter Julian Eymard the Mother of Adorers, recognized The Father! Mary first found her life flowing out of the Mass by living in and through her Son, Jesus. Our Lady found the Will of God in her yes to His blessings upon her life. All that came through the Father’s requests were complied with by Mary, thus enabling God's life to live through her. Through the Mass we can live God's way, as children of His creation, to be made one in the Mystical Body of Jesus Christ. This is our life, our yes to God's Will by our well-formed conscience. This is our death by our Baptism: to die to oneself and live for Our Lord and each other; God's Will! This is our Resurrection here and now, when we can live in the Eucharistic Mystery by BELIEVING in Miracles, the Miracle of the Eucharist. We are invited to The Eucharistic Miracle we see every day upon the Altar of the Lord! Mary's virtues attained perfect excellence through her life in the Blessed Sacrament. Mary was in Heaven while she walked the earth, blessed by the strength God gave her through His Grace. St. Peter Julian stayed very close to Our Lady and guides us to recognize too her life in Jesus by the words, "Mary lived in the Eucharist. He who truly loves, thinks, desires, acts, rejoices or sorrows in the person loved; he is his natural center." The Graces Our Blessed Mother received are waiting for us in and through the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, when Jesus becomes our center. Jesus truly present remains in a humble piece of bread. He directs our hearts to the way of humility, the offering of His humanity; His Life. Our lives flow out of the Mass. There is no other way to Salvation. Jesus Christ came to earth to show us the way to The Father. He lived within the family life for thirty years. He Proclaimed the Kingdom of Heaven to us for three years. He suffered his humanity in the Will of God the Father. Jesus ROSE from the dead so we too may BELIEVE in the HOPE that awaits us in the fullness of the Eternal Love, in the Promise of Our Heavenly Father!
Please offer the prayer to Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament having it direct your heart to 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
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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.