Saturday, July 13, 2013

Entrusted with a task...

Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all. - Prov 31:29
"The Blessed Virgin, then, became our Mother, in view of the Eucharist.  To her is entrusted the task of showing us how to find our Bread of Life, of making us appreciate and desire that heavenly food; it is her mission to form us for adoration. 

After our Lord's Ascension, she gathered about her a community of pious women at Jerusalem; she dwelt with them, sharing with them her treasure of grace and love.  Her influence extended to the disciples and to the first Christians. Like a true mother, she trained her children to be faithful to the duties of their state and to practice virtue

What Mary did then, she will do for us now. 

She will instruct us, show us our Lord in the Eucharist, making us take part in her pious devotion--for all that a mother possesses belongs to her children."

St. Peter Julian Eymard

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