By: Laura Worhacz
“The demon has been forced to acknowledge that he is never sure of victory so long as he whom Mary protects retains a breath of life. …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.” – (Eymard, Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, p.165-171)
Dearest Eucharistic Family,
A favorite song of mine by Anne Karto, “Take Flight”, raises the soul to the divine life: “Take flight O loved ones, your journey has just begun, take flight.” St. John’s Gospel has always placed a prominent place in my heart. I imagine his journey after the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Jesus’ beloved, the one who rested his head on the heart of Christ at the Lord’s Supper, the one who remained faithful, standing at the foot of the Cross catching the droplets of blood that poured forth from the Savior of the world. St. John was blessed for his fidelity and the first after Christ to be given Mary as his very own mother.
St. John, often represented by an eagle, teaches us by his example that we can soar over the pains of this present existence. He attached himself to Mary in a bond of love, held tightly through the gift of his relationship with Our Lady and the Eucharist. “The demon has been forced to acknowledge that he is never sure of victory so long as he whom Mary protects retains a breath of life.” St. John’s breath of life inhaled the beauty of Heaven while he remained on earth. His solitude during his final years on earth martyred his human person into a journey of Heaven. The drops of the watershed from his eyes at the foot of the cross are now placed in the chalice of wine that St. John would confect on the altar of God. St. John transformed into the divine life. He lived in God’s triumph, the triumph of Jesus, which is the triumph of Mary. Our lives will be a journey of Heaven now by our reception of Holy Communion. Easter lives in the heart of the believer. Mary stands in the halls of Heaven with Jesus preparing our rooms; she never forgets she is our mother. The present sorrows hold no power over the glory that will come in our eternal salvation. Take Flight!
OUR LADY OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
To those who will pray the Act of Consecration on May 13th: we will be united in and through the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus.
Happy Mother’s Day, Mary, our mother, and perfect Eucharistic adorer.
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We are Ivonne Hernandez, Rick Hernandez and Laura Worhacz, Lay Associates of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament, and brothers and sisters in Christ.