By Laura Worhacz
"Mary came to restore the human race, to restore to motherhood that crown of honor and nobility which Eve lost by sin. Satan uncrowned our first mother; Mary reinstates her.... Behold the strong woman, "The Mother" par excellence." (St. Peter Julian Eymard Library Vol. 7)
Dearest Eucharistic Family,
The PEACE of Jesus Christ, this is the Promise of Our Father! " Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, do I give unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, nor let it be afraid." (John 14:27) St. Peter Julian Eymard, who lived his life close to Mary, tells us that she came to restore the human race. Mary does this by her Fiat, her yes to the Will of God for her life. She trusted completely in her Father. Our childhood must begin in the life of our Heavenly Father. The security of our souls lives in this hope to restore our human dignity to our Divine life in God. Most of us are living in a broken world, broken dreams and promises. We experience our own pains and witness the pains of our loved ones, we look for PEACE. We, like Mary, need to restore the human race, bring back its honor and nobility. We can only enter into this restoration when we find Our relationship with Our Father who calls us like Mary to be the STRONG ONES, to live in His Love and His Will for our lives; to bring witness to the handing over of our wants to His Will for us. Without this restoration we hide like the first fallen parents who could not comply with the Will of God; they hid in shame. We shine forth with Jesus, God's Son who lives in our lives finding Redemption; begging for grace. Grace will bring us to become servants, for the servant is no greater than the Master. We walk with Mary to find Our Eucharistic King. Jesus will teach us the way to HIS PEACE, He will grant us His Divine understanding in every aspect of our lives. Time before the Blessed Sacrament is our restoration in the life of God Our Father. Make it a promise to be with Him for one hour! "And he cometh to his disciples, and findeth them asleep, and he saith to Peter: What? Could you not watch one hour with me?" (Matt 26:40) God's Love is waiting for us through our Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Behold the strong woman, "The Mother" par excellence." Mary , bring us to Jesus!
Please offer the prayer to Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament having it direct your heart to your consecration promise.
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.