In his final encyclical, which was dedicated to the mystery of the Holy Eucharist, Saint John Paul II hailed the Ever-Virgin Mother of God as the “Woman of the Eucharist.” He wrote: “Mary can guide us towards this most holy sacrament, because she herself has a profound relationship with it.”
Our Lady is a living template of how we are to adore Jesus Christ in this “Sacrament of Sacraments.” Be it during Mass or in our time before the Tabernacle or the Monstrance, Mary offers to us an example of Eucharistic piety, which quickly becomes evangelical zeal for all the things of God.
Father Emil Neubert, S.M., in his Life of Union with Mary, asked “what will be our relations with Mary in our devotion to the Eucharist?” He replied: “First of all, we shall have to ask her assistance, as in all other manifestations of our supernatural life. In view of the exceptional importance of devotion to the Eucharist, this request for help must be pressing and trustful.”
As we continue to seek Our Lady’s assistance, “we will try to enter into her dispositions toward the mysteries which the Eucharist recalls and continues. Sharing the dispositions of our Mother becomes a reality almost necessarily as soon as we understand the mysteries taking place and the part Mary has in them. Once we thoroughly grasp the meaning of the actions and prayers in which we are taking part, we quite naturally begin to contemplate the Eucharist with the eyes of Mary, to love It with her Heart, and to unite ourselves to It, one with her.”
Our transformation into Christ Who gives His Body and Blood to us occurs by way of the maternal intercession of His Mother.