Following is a short video depicting our Spirituality and Charisms. And, below that is a little write-up of what our Mission is as “Missionaries of Our Mother of the Eucharist.”
Missionaries of Our Mother of the Eucharist is a 501-c3 non-profit corporation.
Our Mission is to help foster an “anchoring on” within the Church, to the “two pillars of devotion to the Eucharist and Mary,” as expressed in the famous dream of St. John Bosco. This mission begins primarily with ourselves, and then branches out in ministry to others.
Mother Teresa said that the poorest of the poor in America are the spiritually poor, and the poorest country in the world is America for it’s spiritual poverty. We seek to foster an awakening, especially among Catholics, to the great riches available to us in the Catholic Church, emphasizing the two great pillars of our faith – the Eucharist and Mary, which aid us in living the fullness of our Baptismal vows.
At the beginning of this New Millennium Pope St. John Paul II encouraged us to “Put out into the deep” in our relationship with God and in drawing others into the love of God. And, this we strive to do through disposing our hearts ever-more deeply to receive God’s love, and drawing others to do the same.
Our primary ministry is prayer from which flows: talks, writings, one-on-one sharing, inner-healing prayer and the like.
THE SPIRITUALITY FOSTERED
The spirituality that we promote as Missionaries of Our Mother of the Eucharist ushers in “new springtime” graces, and thus is very refreshing and life-giving as well as deeply rooted. There is great confusion within our Church in these times… Great disunity, apostasy, lack of obedience and the like. We have a strong adherence to the magisterial teachings of the Church, and are obedient to the Holy Father and Bishops and priests in union with him, all in and through the heart of Mary, Mother of the Church.
We seek to be open to the many ways God is renewing His Church in our times, while holding strong to the rich tradition.
-The Sacraments are central for us in encountering Christ and surrendering our lives to Him.
-We relish in the great beauty and sacredness of Gregorian chant, and high Masses, along with the great treasures of sacramentals and various devotions.
– Also we recognize how God is leading the Church in our times to “open up the windows and let in the Holy Spirit,” as was the purpose of Vatican II.
– We are very aware of how clearly God is sending our Heavenly Mother to us in authentic apparitions to teach us to “pray with the Heart”, and turn our lives back to God and dispose ourselves to her Spouse, the Holy Spirit.
-We are aware of the significance of St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, to help foster renewal in the Church and usher in the “new springtime”.
-We are also actively praying for a great outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon ourselves and the whole Church in these times of the “second Pentecost,” in a special way through the graces that flow through the Charismatic Renewal.
-We seek to foster an integrated spirituality which allows us to be deeply in touch with our humanity in order to be ever-more fully open to the healing, redeeming graces of our Divine Savior, and thus enter into ever-deeper communion with Him.
Our unique charisms are: Eucharistic, Marian, Contemplative and Receptive.
Our spirituality is very simple in one sense. The ultimate goal is to draw us to live our Baptismal vows of intimate union with our Triune God in the fullest possible way. The means by which we seek to do it is by anchoring on and clinging tightly to our Divine Eucharistic Bridegroom and our Holy Mother, which is encouraged by the Church as the quickest and surest way to draw us into union with God.
To cling most tightly and come to know most deeply our Eucharistic Lord, we must go through the heart of our Mother. There are various degrees of devotion to Mary. At the heart of our spirituality is to strive to live the “3rd degree” spoken of by St. Louis de Montfort. And a great aid in helping us do this is through our Mother’s words through Fr. Stephano Gobbi in the Marian Movement of Priests (which has the imprimatur). In these messages Mary is forming us to really know and understand what it means to live this 3rd degree of consecration to her.
The heart of our formation as Missionaries of OME is to come to know Mary in a deeply personal way and let her form us each as she sees fit. We are all different, and so will be formed uniquely within the more general formation of becoming docile in her hands.
Whenever we are drawn to deep intimacy with our Mother, we begin to experience her heart and the love and longings within her. Thus, the primary place she leads us is always to her Son’s presence here on earth. We cannot help but be drawn to the Eucharist, to receiving Him more often and spending time with Him. Through her heart we begin to understand more clearly the Churches teaching that the Eucharist is the “Source and Summit of the whole christian life.”
This is an amazing message on the profound love God has for us. But are we allowing ourselves to be loved? We encourage all Catholics who want to grow in intimacy with Jesus in the Eucharist to watch this, as well as all protestants who want to understand better what the Eucharist is all about.
This priest has experienced the truth and shares it from the fire that burns in his heart :).