By: Laura Worhacz
“God has crowned Mary with glory and honor as the Masterpiece of His love. He alone is greater than she. But, in the midst of her glory, Mary never forgets that she is our Mother. She ascended to heaven before us to facilitate our entrance there and to conduct us thither. She herself will come for us at that supreme moment of our lives- the hour of our death-if we only summon her to our aid!” - Saint Peter Julian Eymard (Eymard Library, Volume 7)
Dearest Eucharistic Family,
We are blessed to have Mary, Mother of God and our Mother. It was over 20 years ago that I consecrated my life to Jesus through Mary. I know many of you share in this covenant promise with me. I have to say that ever since that moment in time my life has been accompanied by Mary. She has brought me closer and closer to the Eucharist. Our longing to live in the presence of the living God is found through the heart of our Mother. In the depths our being we long to have Our Mother take us by the hand. To think of Mary embracing us in our sorrows, smiling at us in our joys, and leading us to seek the wisdom of the Holy Spirit secures us in God’s love. Mary brings us to the providence of God, and she teaches us to accept His Holy Will. The burdens of life are lived in hope through our prayer to Mary, Hail Mary... We are so incredibly blessed to celebrate the Mother of God and bring in 2021 through the love of Our Mother. Fear is cast out and security affixed to our humanity when we stay close to Mary. In all of her apparitions, Our Lady has asked us to pray. In the holy rosary we find every virtue to overcome the vices that seek to pull us down. The joyful mysteries are a beautiful way to prepare for Holy Mass. The Annunciation, the Incarnation of Jesus, becoming flesh for the redemption of our souls through Mary’s YES, inspires our Eucharistic lives “to summon to her aid”. We are all working out our salvation while on earth (Philippians 2:12). Mary is with us now; we will receive the fullness of her embrace in the Kingdom of God after the journey of life.
The children of Mary will be gathered and the reign of Jesus Eucharistic will be revealed to the world. Jesus we Praise You, we thank You, we adore You, we glorify You thank you for the gift of Mary, our Mother.
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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.