Also see A call to Eucharistic Reparation
|St. Peter Julian Emyard|
In 1868, Saint Peter Julian Eymard first gave the title Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament to Mary in order to honor her in her relationship to the Holy Eucharist and to place her before us as a model in our duties and devotion to the Blessed Sacrament.
In 1921 the Sacred Congregation of Rite authorized the Blessed Sacrament Congregations to celebrate each year, on the 13th of May, a "solemn commemoration of the Blessed Virgin," with the intention of honoring Mary under the title of "Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament." This Feast is still celebrated today by all the spiritual sons and daughters of St. Peter Julian Eymard.
Our Lady gives witness in her conduct toward the Blessed Sacrament, we learn from her what ours should be!
"The Eucharist began at Bethlehem in Mary's arms. It was she who brought to humanity the Bread for which it was famishing, and which alone can nourish it. She it was who took care of that Bread for us. It was she who nourished the Lamb whose life-giving Flesh we feed upon,"- St. Peter Julian Eymard
It is through Mary, the Mother of the Eucharist that fallen humanity will find its way back to God. God was pleased to come into the world the first time through this simple handmaid and he will also return triumphant at the end of time through her. Our Lady will lead the Church to a happy union with her Divine Spouse if we choose to obey her requests that come from God. Let us follow these requests at Fatima today tomorrow may be too late!
A Prayer to Our Lady
of the Blessed Sacrament
Virgin Mother Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament you are called “SPIRITUAL VESSEL” and “VESSEL of HONOR.” --SINGULAR VESSEL OF DEVOTION--Because you carried Jesus in your body. You are the precious vessel which held him.
I can never be as spotless—as exquisitely beautiful as you are.
Yet I want so much to be his vessel too. I want to be his ciborium, that through me he may give himself as food—to those who are hungry for Him. –I want to be his monstrance, to show him and my faith in him to everyone I come in contact with. I want to be his “vessel of honor”—and, when I go to the sick—to carry him to them.
But to be a spiritual vessel like you,
--I must first be emptied of self and sin.
Help me my Lady of the Blessed Sacrament to make room for your Jesus in my heart. Help me to fight to keep on fighting against all the evil in me. Will you, at the offertory of every Mass said today, ask Jesus to change the badness in me—into his goodness, as truly as the bread is changed into his Body and Blood?
Ask your Jesus in the host I pray you, to fashion me, mold me form me into a “spiritual vessel”—That I may carry him within me always—wherever I go. Amen