Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, was next to Jesus during the Last Supper
"My Son wanted you to read between the lines of the Gospel what is contained in its depth and that was not explicitly said either by the writer or by the readers". This was said by the Mother of the Eucharist to our Bishop in the far 1991. In fact in the Gospel is not contained all that Jesus said and did during his life; the evangelist John himself writes in the last verses: "Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written".
God, through his beloved children united with Him, allows us to know further details that help us to understand better His love for us and to increase the devotion and faith towards the great sacrament of love: the Eucharist. This gift was granted to our Bishop, to whom God inspires thoughts, truths and facts concerning Jesus' and his Mother's life or great realities of the Church and of the christian life, who gives them to us with great joy and love. The Bishop talks to all of us with the awareness that his words are not and won't be exclusive property of those who listen, but he knows that, by God's will, they will belong to the property of the Church and of mankind.
In the Gospel very few is written about Our Lady; by a superficial reading one could think that she had a marginal role in her Son's life, but we know with certitude that she never abandoned Him, she was always next to Him, in the natural way or in bi-location.
All the earthly life of Jesus was finalized to the moment of the institution of the Eucharist that preceded the sacrifice of the cross, of his death and resurrection. The first phrase that Jesus, by incarnating himself in Mary's purest womb, said to his Mother was: "Thank you, mummy, because you are making a body for me that I will need for the passion and crucifixion. You are giving me your blood, that blood I will pour during the passion". By these words Jesus wanted to thank his Mother for the cooperation to the great gift given by God to men: the Eucharist. In the Eucharist Jesus is present with his body, blood, soul and divinity, but that body was generated by Mary and that blood is the fruit of Mary's yes.
The first thanksgiving of Jesus to his Mother was followed by the nine months of pregnancy that all mothers need to make their child be born. During the entire period of pregnancy, between the Mother and the little Jesus, present in her womb, intense talks and great prayers to the Father were done. In these talks, one of the most frequent subjects was the Eucharist. Jesus talked to his Mum about what He would have said and done and he dwelt many times upon the institution of the sacrament of the Eucharist. On the occasion of Jesus' circumcision, eight days after his birth, before his immaculate flesh was incised and produced the first blood, Jesus, addressing the Mother who was trembling due to the first suffering of her Son, she said: "You are the Mother of the Eucharist".
When Jesus began his public life, He chose the apostles and instructed them, moving from a place to another. When Jesus walked, surrounded by the apostles, Our Lady always remained at the end, because she wanted to give all the room to Jesus and his apostles. Then Jesus sometimes stopped, He turned round, smiled to his Mother and nodded to her to come closer saying: "Come on, mummy, come close to me". The Mum approached Jesus who took her arm-in-arm and resumed walking together.
On the day of the institution of the Eucharist, Jesus, as John tells us, asked him and Peter to prepare all that was needed to celebrate Easter. Peter and John in a short time wouldn't have been able to do everything alone; the lamb had to be bought, cleaned and cooked; unleavened bread and rosemary had to be prepared. The two disciples were helped by Our Lady and by the pious women. In the eighth chapter of Luke's Gospel we read that with the Twelve and Jesus were: Mary Magdalene, Joan and Susan, who had been freed by the devil and other illnesses, and other women who are not nominated, who served Jesus and the apostles offering their substances. These women, together with Our Lady, always accompanied Jesus and made a group after Him.
The apostles could not take care of victuals, food and the places where sleeping, their sisters took care of this, but especially Jesus' Mother did her best to prepare all with care and in the best way. As only Our Lady knew for what that room would have been used, she humbly served God the Son as cooker and attendant, cleaning and decorating the room with love for Easter. She was aware that her Son's life was going to end and He would have faced the arrest, the passion and the death. Notwithstanding joy and suffering were both in her heart, she said nothing to her mates, she prayed and was happy that the fruit of her work could be used for the first, great and solemn H. Mass that Jesus was going to celebrate.
When Jesus arrived into the cenacle he was welcome by the Mum and the other women who, as suggested by Our Lady, for privacy and discretion gathered in an adjacent room, to give Jesus the possibility to talk once again to his apostles. The Son of God explained to the apostles that He would have celebrated the Eucharist, that great mystery, that great sacrament about which He had previously spoken to them many times and He told them words that inflamed their heart. Just before the institution of the Eucharist, Jesus called the Mum and made her sit down exactly next to Himself. It is inconceivable that Jesus didn't have his Mother next to Himself in the most important moment of his mission on the Earth. There were Jesus the Eucharist, priest and victim, in the same person, with the Mother of the Eucharist at his side, who received her Son in Communion. Our Lady's love is always surprising, as a matter of fact, without forgetting the pious women, she told Jesus: "Also my sisters would be happy to receive You". And Jesus allowed also them to receive Communion. In that moment, for the first time, the Church was present with its manifold realities: Jesus the Eucharist, the Mother of the Eucharist, the ministers of the Eucharist and the laymen. All the Church was around the Eucharist.
After Christ's death and resurrection, Our Lady kept on encouraging the apostles to celebrate the H. Mass, inviting them to repeat Jesus' deed. Christ, after his resurrection, manifested Himself more than once to the apostles, while Mary was continuously present in their midst. The Mother of the Eucharist, in addition to being mother, was also the teacher of the first bishops, of the apostles, of the priests, of the first christians. In fact Our Lady placed her deep knowledge of the eucharistic mystery at the apostles disposal, received by the intimate talks with her Son. After Jesus ascended to Heaven, Our Lady was the one who kept in the brightest and most sublime manner the memory of Jesus' life and of his deeds. To her Son's teachings she added hers with discretion and the apostles prized them highly. In the Gospel very few is written about Our Lady, just according to her request. The Mother of the Eucharist wanted the scene to be occupied completely by her Son, by the Messiah, and wanted nobody else to be able to attract attention to himself, that had to be concentrated exclusively on Jesus the Eucharist.
On October 24, 2007, the Mother of the Eucharist entered officially into the cenacle of the Last Supper. During the apparition reserved to the Bishop and the Visionary, as a matter of fact, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit blessed a statue of the Mother of the Eucharist made by a member of our community. At the beginning of the prayer meeting, the statue was brought by the Bishop into our chapel and placed in the empty space between Jesus and John in the sculpture representing the Last Supper of Leonardo da Vinci. After two thousand years since Christ has instituted the Church, an other important truth was officially revealed by God: Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, was next to Jesus during the Last Supper.