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Here is the ninth 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.
486. While receiving His own body and blood Christ our Lord composed a canticle of praise to the Eternal Father and offered Himself in the Blessed Sacrament as a sacrifice for the salvation of man.
He took another particle of the consecrated bread and handed it to the archangel Gabriel who brought and communicated It to the most Holy Mary.
By having such a privilege conferred on one of their number, the holy angels considered themselves sufficiently recompensed for being excluded from the sacerdotal dignity and for yielding it to man.
The privilege of merely having even one of their number hold the Sacramental Body of their Lord and true God filled them with a new and immense joy.
In abundant tears of consolation the great Queen awaited Holy Communion.
When Saint Gabriel with innumerable other angels approached, She received It, the first after her Son, imitating His self-abasement, reverence and holy fear.
The most blessed Sacrament was deposited in the breast and above the heart of the most holy Virgin Mother, as in the most legitimate shrine and tabernacle of the Most High.
There the ineffable Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist remained deposited from that hour until after the Resurrection, when Saint Peter said the first Mass and consecrated anew, as I shall relate in its place.
The Almighty wished to have it so for the consolation of the great Queen and in order to fulfill His promise, that He would remain with the children of men until the consummation of the ages (Matthew Chapter 28 Verse 20); for after His death His most holy humanity could not remain in His Church any other way than by His consecrated body and blood.
This true manna was then deposited in the most pure Mary as in the living ark together with the whole evangelical law, just as formerly its prophetic figures were deposited in the ark of Moses (Hebrew Chapter 9 Verse 4).
The Sacramental Species were not consumed or altered in the heart of the Lady and Queen of Heaven until the next consecration.
Having received Holy Communion, the Blessed Mother gave thanks to the Eternal Father and to her Divine Son in new canticles similar to the ones the incarnate Word had rendered to His Father.
The next installment is ‘Part X’ of this XIII part series.
- Eucharist, our Thanksgiving (padrerichard.wordpress.com)
- Establishment of the Holy Eucharist Part 1 of 13 (credointhecommunionofsaints.wordpress.com)