Felicity Nolan received her First Communion in May, 2012!
June 13, 2012
Dear Family of Mary!
"If receiving my Son in the Eucharist is the center of your life, then do not be afraid, you can do everything." (June 2, 2012)
I would like to point to Saint Faustina as an example of someone who lived with Jesus in the Eucharist as the center of her life. St. Faustina only had a 4th grade education. She came from a poor family. She worked at all the common jobs in her convent. She was sick most of the time she was a nun. And yet, in her spare time, she began one of the most incredible devotions in the Church, to Jesus, Divine Mercy. She was unable to act on her own, or strike out in any direction, and yet she remained faithful to her call, and now we have the Feast of Divine Mercy and millions of people have received the graces of that feast.
Truly we could say that she accomplished everything that God had in mind for her. Why? Because Jesus in the Eucharist was in the center of her life!
Here are some things she wrote about the Eucharistic Lord that show her devotion to Him:
1804. The most solemn moment of my life is the moment when I receive Holy Communion. I long for each Holy Communion, and for each Holy Communion, and for every Holy Communion I give thanks to the Most Holy Trinity.
If the angels were capable of envy, they would envy us for two things: one is receiving of Holy Communion, and the other is suffering.
1805. Today I am preparing myself for Your coming as a bride does for the coming of her bridegroom. He is a great Lord, this Bridegroom of mine. The heavens cannot contain Him. The Seraphim who stand closest to Him cover their faces and repeat unceasingly: Holy, Holy, Holy.
This great Lord is my Bridegroom. It is to Him that the Choirs sing. It is before Him that the Thrones bow down. By His splendor the sun is eclipsed. And yet this profound meditation on how others adore him, for you no longer have time for that, as He is coming and is already at your door.
1806. I go out to meet Him, and I invite Him to the dwelling place of my heart, humbling myself profoundly before His majesty. But the Lord lifts me up from the dust and invites me, as His bride, to sit next to Him and to tell Him everything that is on my heart. And I, set at ease by His kindness, lean my head on His breast and tell him of everything. In the first place, I tell Him things I would never tell to any creature. And then, I speak about the needs of the Church, about the souls of poor sinners and about how much they have need of His mercy. But the time passes quickly. Jesus, I must go to carry out the duties that are awaiting me. Jesus tells me that there is still a moment in which to say farewell. A deep mutual gaze and we seemingly separate for a while; but, in reality, we never do. Our hearts are constantly united. Though outwardly I am distracted by my various duties, the presence of Jesus plunges me constantly in profound recollection. (1804-1806, Diary)
"The most solemn moment of my life is the moment when I receive Holy Communion." With Saint Faustina as an example, may we place Jesus, our Eucharistic Lord, in the center of our lives and in so doing, fear nothing and do everything!!
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
©Mary TV 2012
PS. You might want to check out the Eucharistic Congress in Dublin this week. They are posting the talks on this website: http://www.iec2012.ie/