Sunday, March 06, 2016

At Mary’s school, the “Woman of the Eucharist”

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March 6 – Our Lady of Graces (Padua, Italy, 1630)

At Mary’s school, the “Woman of the Eucharist”

Benedict XVI wrote in the Apostolic Exhortation Sacramentum Caritatis (February 22, 2007, #96) that the Church sees Mary as the "irreplaceable model of Eucharistic life." The pope was echoing the teaching of his predecessor Saint John Paul II, who called the Virgin the "Woman of the Eucharist."

Since the body of Christ that we receive in Communion is the true body born of the Virgin Mary (see: Ave verum Corpus natum de Maria Virgine), we immediately perceive the deep bond that unites Mary and the Eucharist. The Mass is the unique sacrifice of Christ made present sacramentally, is it not? So how could Mary not be part of every single one of our Eucharistic celebrations, as she was part of the dramatic events of Calvary (Jn 19:25)?

In fact, Mary’s whole life is Eucharistic. By meditating on her "pilgrimage of faith" (Lumen Gentium, 58), we learn to live the Mass at Mary’s school. We should reflect on each of the scenes in the Gospels where Mary is present…

Fr. Guillaume de Menthière
In L’Eucharistie à l’école de Marie, June 2, 2008

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