Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Our Lady of the Holy Eucharist

Introduction:

The Blessed Mother is both Eucharistic Lady and Queen of the Holy Rosary. The Angelic Salutation "Hail Mary" that recurs throughout the Rosary that ended up in Mary's acceptance of Jesus Christ physically in her womb bonds the Rosary with the Eucharist.

Linking Earth to Heaven :

As the bearer of both, she draws us closer to the latter through the former. Mary's Rosary is indeed a magnetic chain that pulls us towards the Eucharist -"The Centre of Catholic - Christian Life".

It is obvious that the Rosary is called "The Sacred Chain linking Earth to Heaven".

It has been said of Mother Mary that she conceived Jesus Christ in her heart before she conceived him in her womb. Mary's virginal womb was the first tabernacle that housed Jesus Christ.

Much more than just sheltering the Incarnate Word of God within her, Mary nurtured, loved, and adored him "Who" is her God in her own flesh and blood.

Mary's Life from the Anunciation to the Assumption was a constant contemplation of the Holy Face of Jesus Christ. While she lived the sacrificial aspect of the Holy Eucharist through the sorrowful mysteries of Jesus Christ, she sang the thanksgiving aspect of the Holy Eucharist through her "Magnificat".

The interior disposition of the humble Mother of Jesus Christ, who "Treasured" his every word in her heart and "Pondered" over every mystery associated with him, made her "The Lady of the Eucharist".

Mary's exhortation from the wedding feast in Cana "Do whatever he tells you", corroborates the command of Jesus Christ at the institution of the Holy Eucharist, "Do this in remembrance of me".

Mother Mary was the centre and cementing bond of the Early Christian Apostolic Community where she received her Eucharistic Son in the form of Bread and Wine with unspeakable joy.

Mother Mary moves among us armed with the "Holy Rosary" - Her Spiritual Weapon that defeats evil and wins us to God. As the Mother and Model of the Church, she stands besides every altar reinforcing our faith in "Him" who changes Bread and Wine into his "Body and Blood" as he changed water into wine at Cana.

Mother of Grace :

As the "Mother of Grace", Mary is the mediatrix of all graces. All grace won for us by Christ comes to us through Mother Mary.

Even though Mary is not omnipotent, she dispenses the infinite graces of God through her maternal intercession. If we contemplate the Holy Face of Jesus Christ with Mary our Heavenly Mother through the mysteries of the Holy Rosary, she is sure to draw us closer to Our Eucharistic Lord.

Conclusion :

The Maxim "To Jesus Through Mary" in its practical application goes "Through Rosary to the Eucharist".

Credits:

The Examiner, Mumbai
November 3, 2007
Vol 158, No 44
"The Queen and the Holy Eucharist"
 By Sister Tisy Jose, UMI
Pages 10-11 
   


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