By: Laura Worhacz
“ O Mary, my celestial Queen and my Divine Mother, I cannot accept the honor of becoming the happy servant of our Eucharistic Jesus, if thou dost not consent to form me for this service, to clothe me with thy virtues, thy merits; if thou dost not take me for thy child, O Queen, and Mother of the servants of Jesus, you who live only for Jesus , who love us only in Jesus and for Jesus. I entrust, then, to thy keeping, O good Mother, the grace and the development of my vocation.” (St. Peter Julian Eymard, Eymard Library, Volume 7 page173)
Dearest Eucharistic Family,
This blog post comes to us in the middle of two glorious mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary. This past Wednesday we honored the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and this upcoming Wednesday we remember the Queenship of Mary, her crowning. These glorious mysteries are an invitation for God’s life to dwell in us through the Eucharistic love we share in, the living Gospel. In the above excerpt St. Peter Julian entrusts to our good mother our vocations and the development of them. Living in the reality of our crosses being sanctified for heaven changes the way we embrace them. Mary was assumed into heaven for the “happy servant” she is. Her fiat from sin and death was our transformation to find virtue and love in this world. Her crowning was the gift for her fulfillment of God’s Incarnate life through her vocation, “the grace and the development of my vocation”. We look to Mary as a model of perfection in our maturation of our Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. This is what awarded Mary her crown. We pray in thanksgiving for loving Jesus through Mary in the pure gift of her motherly nurturing, developing us into our vocations as adorers of God’s love. This development will assume an eternal life for us and a crown in the promise of our Father.
The alacrity of our hope is to be found in the love of our Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
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.