This is the eighth of thirteen posts presenting the entirety of Chapter XI sections 469 to 492 from Sister Mother Mary of Agreda’s ‘The Mystical City of God’ Book II of the Transfixion.
The Chapter’s title is:
Christ Our Savior Celebrates The Sacramental Supper, Consecrating His True And Sacred Body And Blood In The Holy Eucharist; His Prayers And Petitions; The Communion Of His Blessed Mother And Other Mysteries Of This Occasion.
485. Still greater was my admiration when Jesus our God, having raised the most holy Sacrament, as I said before, for their adoration, divided It by His own sacred hands, first partook of It Himself as being the First and Chief of all the priests.
Recognizing Himself, as man, inferior to the Divinity, which He was now to receive in this His own consecrated body and blood.
He humiliated and, as it were, with a trembling of the inferior part of His being, shrank within Himself before that Divinity, thereby not only teaching us the reverence with which Holy Communion is to be received; but also showing us what was His sorrow at the temerity and presumption of many men during the reception and handling of this exalted and sublime Sacrament.
The effects of Holy Communion in the body of Christ were altogether miraculous and divine; for during a short space of time the gifts of glory flowed over His body just as on Mount Tabor, though the effects of this transfiguration were manifest only to His blessed Mother, and partly also to Saint John, Enoch and Elias. This was the last consolation He permitted His humanity to enjoy as to its inferior part during His earthly life, and from that moment until His Death He rejected all such alleviation.
The Virgin Mother, by a special vision, also understood how Christ her divine Son received Himself in the blessed Sacrament and what was the manner of Its presence in His divine Heart.
All this caused inestimable affection in our Queen and Lady.
[continued in ‘Part IX’ of this XIII part series]