Motherhood, the Eucharist and the Priesthood

MotherhoodEucharistThe main duty for priests is to offer sacrifice, namely the Sacrifice of Christ on the Cross and to consecrate bread and wine into the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ. The Sacrifice of Christ on the Cross is being re-presented at every Mass and requires the constant “yes” of an ordained minister. Hence, one of the main roles of Spiritual Mothers is to support the priest by her prayers, so the priest can persevere in his duty to offer the Holy Sacrifice as a priest of Jesus Christ. “Jesus completes His perfect Sacrifice by entrusting our Lady to St. John the Apostle.”1

It is evident, the type of maternity that Spiritual Mothers practice, reaches its apex when it is united with the Holy Eucharist, the re-presentation of Christ’s Sacrifice on the Cross.

Spiritual Motherhood bears much fruit and is sustained when the Holy Eucharist is the center of a Spiritual Mother’s life.

1) Blessed John Paul II, quote from L’Osservatore Romano, Weekly Edition in English, 30 April 1997, page 11

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