" "Neither earth nor rock could have held the Cross, nor could the Cross of nails have held God’s only-begotten Son, had not love held him fast.” – St. Catherine of Siena

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Blessed Mother Mary - Eucharistic Reflection


"...Mary continues to stand alongside her Redeemer-Son in the sacrament of the altar. It is consoling to recall that she who bears the title 'Mother of Fair Hope' keeps perpetual vigil before the Blessed Sacrament, ever ready to encourage her pilgrim children en route to the glorious world of the resurrection. In the Salve Regina we 'poor banished children of Eve' hail the New Eve, mother of the Eucharist, as 'our life, our sweetness and our hope.' And we implore her to 'show us, after this exile, the blessed fruit' of her womb.
 

 

"This our heavenly mother will certainly do, lovingly and graciously. But already here and now, that is, during our exile in this 'vale of tears,' she untiringly shows us the blessed fruit of her womb integrally present in the sacrament of the altar. As his handmaid and herald she urges us to draw ever closer to him. For not only is He the source of life and holiness; He is the pledge and pattern of our bodily resurrection when the new world finally dawns."

(Fr. Richard Foley, S.J. from Mary and the Eucharist)

 

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