Thursday, August 1, 2013

Total Dedication To The Service of God

After celebrating the feast of St. Maria de Jesus Sacramentado Venegas de la Torre, let us reflect on the words of Blessed John Paul II at her canonization:

St. María de Jesús Sacramentado Venegas, the first Mexican woman to be canonized, knew how to remain united to Christ during her long earthly life and thus she bore abundant fruits of eternal life. Her spirituality was marked by an exceptional Eucharistic piety, since it is clear that an excellent way to union with the Lord is to seek him, to adore him, to love him in the most holy mystery of his real presence in the Sacrament of the Altar.

She wanted to continue his work by founding the Daughters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, who today in the Church follow her charism of charity to the poor and the sick. Indeed, the love of God is universal; it is meant for all human beings and for this reason the new saint understood that it was her duty to spread it, generously caring for everyone until the end of her days, even when her physical energy was declining and the heavy trials that she had to endure throughout her life had sapped her strength. Very faithful in her observance of the Constitutions, respectful to Bishops and priests, attentive to seminarians, St. María de Jesús Sacramentado is an eloquent example of total dedication to the service of God and to suffering humanity.

St. Maria, during this week of your feast, please pray for us and most especially for the Church in Mexico.

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