By Laura Worhacz
“Let us, then, breathe in Mary’s spirit; it is the same as that of Jesus, for she received it from its Divine Source. She is full of His grace, in order to communicate it to us. She is the only true and perfect copy of His virtues; she labored for three and thirty years with the Divine Original constancy before her eyes. She knows all the secrets of the love of the Savior for mankind; she shares His unbounded love for us. Oh! With what tenderness and devotion does Mary love us! She loves us as only a Mother so good and so powerful can love.”
St. Peter Julian Eymard, Eymard Library, Vol. 7 page 95
Dearest Eucharistic Family,
“In the end my Immaculate Heart Will Triumph.” Mary left us these words when she appeared in Fatima, Portugal. She left us these words to live these words, to keep these words, to remember these words. St. Peter Julian reminds us that Mary had the Divine before her eyes constantly. Invited into her spirit we hope to be as receptive as our lady to the Divine source to also share in the constancy of God’s love found in the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus. Today as we celebrate the Immaculate Heart of Mary, we look at the daily scriptures where Mary and Joseph are looking for Jesus, Mary herself expressed anxiety. Jesus was found in the Temple. The only true peace free from all anxieties of this life are to be found in the temple, the temples of our hearts and souls. One in the Eucharist where the hidden life of Jesus finds the life of God within us. This is the Finding of the Child Jesus, this is the place where we come to life, this is the triumph that Mary promises us. For to find Jesus in the Temple is to find the eternal, the Triumph our Mother promises us; Heaven. “And his mother kept all these things in her heart.” (Lk 2:41-51) In today’s first reading St. Paul intensely tells us of his life being poured out like a libation. We, the children of Mary, follow our mother to find the temple of Our Father’s love in the promises of His Holy Spirit dwelling within us. “Mary then adored Jesus veiled in His Sacrament, but visible to her love. She saw behind the cloud the beauty of this Sun, who manifests His ardor by the light He gives to our soul, who manifests his presence by His sweetness.” (Eymard) “In the end my Immaculate Heart will Triumph” Mary’s Promise, one with Our Father through Christ her Son, in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, pray for us.
For I am already being poured out like a libation,
and the time of my departure is at hand.
I have competed well;
I have finished the race; I have kept the faith.
From now on the crown of righteousness awaits me,
which the Lord, the just judge,
will award to me on that day, and not only to me,
but to all who have longed for his appearance.
(2 Timothy 4:1-8)
We are Ivonne Hernandez, Rick Hernandez and Laura Worhacz, Lay Associates of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament, and brothers and sisters in Christ.