In every Eucharistic celebration, the Virgin can also repeat Jesus, in all truth, in the Host and the Chalice: “You are my Son; today I have begotten you.” (Sal 2,7)
In the Eucharist, together with the Soul and the Divinity, the Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ are present. Formed from the “intact Virgin” as St. Thomas Aquinas says, the Flesh of Jesus is the maternal flesh of Mary, the Blood of Jesus is the maternal blood of Mary. Therefore, it will never be possible to separate Jesus from Mary. For this reason, at every Holy Mass we pray” “Ave, verum corpus natum ex Maria Virgine”: Hail, true Body, born of the Virgin Mary!
After the Ascension of Our Lord, Mary adored sacramented Jesus with the most alive and perfect faith. As us, She adored what she couldn’t see, that is the very essence and perfection of faith. She remained in the presence of Her Son with modesty and retreat, with the most pious and profound external respect.
While carrying Jesus on Her bosom, Mary went to the living tabernacle of the Eucharist, the first procession of the Corpus. May She convey to us Her faith in the sacred mystery of the Body and Blood of Her Divine Son, so He becomes the true center of our lives.
There is a profound analogy between the Fiat which Mary said in reply to the Angel, and the Amen which we say when receiving the Body of the Lord. Mary was asked to believe that the One whom she conceived “through the Holy Spirit” was “the Son of God” (cf. Lc 1, 30.35).
In continuity with the Virgin’s faith, in the Eucharistic mystery we are asked to believe that the same Jesus, son of God and Son of Mary, becomes present in his full humanity and divinity under the signs of the bread and wine.
The feast of Corpus Christi is meant for us to have a special reminder of Eucharistic Jesus. On this day He wants to come out of the churches and walk our streets, blessing his faithful. That same Jesus that is present in the tabernacle is Son of Mary.