By Laura Worhacz
“Mary honored the hidden life of Jesus by a retired and solitary life. She passed the greater part of her time in making reparation for ungrateful man. At the sight of the Eucharistic annihilation of Jesus, she wished to be annihilated also, changed into a sacramental species, without life of her own. She had, in fact, transformed her natural life into that of Jesus, as the bread is transformed into the substance of Jesus Christ.”
(St. Peter Julian Eymard, Eymard Library Volume 7 page 128)
Dearest Eucharistic Family:
“… he withdrew from that place.” Many people followed him, and he cured them all, but he warned them not to make him known.” (Mt 12:14-21) Today’s Gospel is in conformity to the insight St. Peter Julian Eymard recognizes in Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament, the hidden life. The Altar of the Lord, the Cenacle, is affixed to the open heart of the faithful where security in Our Father’s love rests. The soul cries out and finds its consolation in the Eucharist where the abiding presence of God finds “His beloved in whom He delights.” St. Peter Julian tells us Mary is “changed into a sacramental species”. It seems Mary is changed by her will to be changed into the handing over of herself to the will of God. Her natural life is transformed into Jesus by dying to self. We too witness the Eucharistic annihilation at every holy mass where the mystery of love is before us, heaven linked to earth through the hearts of the faithful. We need to withdraw, find our place of consolation by our zeal for Holy Communion, in this reception is our hope. In the hidden life, our personal intimate relationship with Jesus Christ He is made known to our center, which is the depths of our hearts and souls. Healing begins upon the truths we bring in forgiveness through the Eucharistic heart of Jesus Christ. There is a sacredness to the followers of Jesus, those who carry their cross in the joy of hope. Jesus “warned them not to make him known.”
Moreover, He will be made known in the sacramental species we become, many will follow us too, and we will cure them in the name of JESUS.
Recite the words from the prophet Isaiah remembering your consecration promise.
This was to fulfill what had been spoken through Isaiah the prophet:
Behold, my servant whom I have chosen,
my beloved in whom I delight;
I shall place my Spirit upon him,
and he will proclaim justice to the Gentiles.
He will not contend or cry out,
nor will anyone hear his voice in the streets.
A bruised reed he will not break,
a smoldering wick he will not quench,
until he brings justice to victory.
And in his name the Gentiles will hope.
We are Ivonne Hernandez, Rick Hernandez and Laura Worhacz, Lay Associates of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament, and brothers and sisters in Christ.