Mother of the Eucharist

 Mother of tears like no other, pray for us

  He is the Bread sown in the Virgin, leavened in the Flesh, moulded in His Passion, baked in the furnace of the Sepulchre, placed in the Churches, and set upon the Altars, which daily supplies Heavenly Food to the faithful. 

—  St. Peter Chrysologus (400-450)

 

 

      He who feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has life eternal and I will raise him up on the last day. For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink.  

— John 6: 54-56

 

   O Blessed Host, Our Only hope in all the sufferings and adversities of Life. 

— St. Faustina Kowalska (1905-1938)

 

MECHELEN, BELGIUM – SEPTEMBER 4,2013 : Needlework of the Eucharist adoration of angels from Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-va n-Hanswijkbasiliek church.

 

Thanks for entering a place where words and images glorify the Son of Man, Jesus Christ. He, consubstantial with the Father, chose to enter creation in the womb of a virgin, Mary. When she heard the astounding announcement from Gabriel she ran to Elizabeth showering creation with, “My soul magnifies the Lord…”

When we want a closer view of an object to see its features, even the smallest, we use a magnifier. We reach for binoculars to look at a beautiful bird whose features remain distant and unseen without them. In a similar way, we must draw close to Mary to see Jesus up close in all His splendour. She comes to us carrying Him, magnifying Him for us in the same way she did for Elizabeth.

Since Mary carried the body of Jesus in her womb nurturing him into the fullness of human form, and since He becomes the living Bread for us, she, therefore is the Mother of this Living Bread, the Eucharist. Indeed, she is Mother of the Eucharist, Mater Eucharistia.

All the writing on this site, in various ways, tells of the goodness of the Father, made visible in His Son Jesus, who gave us His Mother. She takes us by the hand magnifying Him for us.