By Laura Worhacz
"Thus it is Mary who forms and guards,.... she makes piety sweet and easy.... Sanctity that is fashioned by Jesus alone has an austere character; that which Jesus and Mary form together is more attractive...Let Mary then lead us to Jesus; let her teach us to know and to love Him. In this alone consists true sanctity and perfect happiness." (St. Peter Julian Eymard: Vol. 7 Eymard Library )
Dearest Eucharistic Family,
St. Peter Julian Eymard tells us that sanctity that is formed by Jesus and Mary is more attractive. How do they form us as guards? " Philip saith to him: Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us."(John 14:8) Jesus is the way to the Father; Mary leads us to Him as Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Jesus and Mary form us together for the restoration of our souls to God, Our Father, healing the corruption of original sin to our souls. We are Baptized into the family of God and invited into the SILENCE, an unsurpassable gift. Rise and pray in the silence of God's presence. We can all achieve this routine by the sacrifice of our time. Our first vocation is to attain holiness in whatever state of life we are living. Sitting quietly, being still and knowing He is God will bring us healing, peace and offer us holiness that begins with Our Father. "Be still and see that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, and I will be exalted in the earth."(Psalm 46:10) Jesus invites us into the Agony in the Garden where He sweat blood and begged His Father to take the cup of suffering from Him. Jesus renounces His Will and restores our relationship with Our Father. The security of God's Love is found in the Trust that is given in the Mystery of Suffering. We too can restore our life in God by handing it over in full trust. We are a people of intercession, and we need to be, but first we must be children of The Promise of Our Father. God is in control, by being submissive to His plans and His life that lives through us. Making a Holy Hour, even twenty minutes in quiet, at home, in the early morning can be attained by most of us even if it costs you a little sleep. Silent prayer is a blessing. Pray to the Holy Spirit and simply rest quietly in the Love of Our Heavenly Father.
Pray to Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament directing your heart to your consecration promise, as a daily renewal.
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.