"Mary advanced on her pilgrimage of faith."
- Vatican II: Lumen Gentium, 58
Ingres: The Virgin of the Host
"Mary found again in the adorable Host
the adorable fruit of her womb ...
and began in the Cenacle her new maternity
at the feet of Jesus in the Eucharist. ...
Better than any other creature, angelic or human,
Mary comprehended the immensity of the Eucharistic gift."
St Peter Julian Eymard
In the Light of the Monstrance (1947)