Thoughts About Mary and the Eucharist
With Mary Let us Adore Him!
By St. Peter Julian Eymard
Mary devoted herself exclusively to the Eucharistic Glory of Jesus. She knew that it was the
desire of the Eternal Father to make the Eucharist known, loved and served by all men; that need
of Jesus’ Heart was to communicate to all men His gifts of grace and glory. She knew, too, that
it was the mission of the Holy Spirit to extend and perfect in the hearts of men, the reign of Jesus
Christ, and that the Church had been founded only to give Jesus to the world.
All Mary’s desire, then, was to make Him known in His Sacrament. Her intense love for Jesus
felt the need of expanding in this way, of consecrating itself - as a kind of relief, as it were -
because of her own inability to glorify Him as much as she desired.
Ever since Calvary, all men were her children. She loved them with a Mother’s tenderness and
longed for their supreme good as for her own; therefore, she was consumed with the desire to
make Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament known to all, to inflame all hearts with His love, to see
them enchained to His loving service.
To obtain this favor, Mary passed her time at the foot of the Most Adorable Sacrament, in
prayer and penance. There she treated the world’s salvation. In her boundless zeal, she
embraced the needs of the faithful everywhere, for all time to come, who would inherit the Holy
Eucharist and be Its adorers... Her prayers converted countless souls, and as every conversion is
the fruit of prayer, and since Mary’s prayer could meet no refusal, the Apostles had in this
Mother of Mercy their most powerful helper. "Blessed is he for whom Mary prays!"
Eucharistic adorers share Mary’s life and mission of prayer at the foot of the Most Blessed
Sacrament. It is the most beautiful of all missions, and it holds no perils. It is the most holy, for
in it all the virtues are practiced. It is, moreover, the most necessary to the Church, which has
even more need of prayerful souls than of powerful preachers; of men of penance rather than
men of eloquence. Today more than ever have we need of men who, by their self-immolation,
disarm the anger of God inflamed by the ever increasing crimes of nations. We must have souls
who by their importunity re- open the treasures of grace which the indifference of the multitude
has closed. We must have true adorers; that is to say, men of fervor and of sacrifice. When there
are many such souls around their Divine Chief, God will be glorified, Jesus will be loved, and
society will once more become Christian, conquered for Jesus Christ by the apostolate of