By Laura Worhacz
“The Holy Spirit accomplishes in Mary His divine work. The consent of this young maiden has changed the face of the world. God reenters His domain. He takes up His intercourse with man again, but in a way much more perfect and enduring than in the terrestrial Paradise. This mystery of the Annunciation ennobles us, for it brings God back to earth. It is, at the same time, a mystery entirely interior, a mystery of Communion. In Communion, Jesus Eucharistic becomes, in a manner, Incarnate in us, and Communion is the object of His Incarnation.” (St. Peter Julian Eymard, Volume 7 Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament, page 42)
Dearest Eucharistic Family,
In today’s responsorial psalm we hear the words, “you built up strength within me.” Imagining Mary’s fiat these words become very real and through the message of an angel they were delivered. The same deliverance is a heartbeat away for us by being mindful of the assistance of the angels and archangels whom we honor today. Sometimes the weight of the world is upon us, trouble upon trouble, disappointment, and fear of the unknown. Car troubles, financial worries, sickness and death constantly racing around us. As soon as you catch a breath something else rises.
What changes the face of the world? St. Peter Julian tells us it is the Incarnation, the Eucharist, Holy Communion; Jesus! “God reenters His domain.” We are His domain, each person, every yes to have God within us. Mary’s YES, her fiat to have God present within her, this changed the face of the earth. The Incarnate life changes our troubles into joy, our problems into sacrifices of love, our unknowns to the mystery of our salvation, “a mystery entirely interior.”
Let us remember and think of every time we have been blessed through the intercession of the archangels. Recall a time their presence was made known to you. Create new memories by never failing to call upon the angels of heaven. Call the archangels to your friends, your priests before they celebrate Holy Mass, for your families, and your country. “God reenters His domain” by every human heart and soul with the guidance of the angels and archangels. We emulate Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament by our yes for God’s promise, “you built up strength within me.”
Please offer the following prayer recalling 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.