Mother Mectilde de Bar

M.Zał-e1389388608317Today, Quasimodo Sunday, is the liturgical anniversary of the death, or transitus, in 1698 of the great 17th century French Benedictine who, through her writings and her intercession, has become for us a “mystagogue” of the Sacred Host: Mother Mectilde of the Holy Sacrament.

I pray that as she becomes better known among us and in the English–speaking world, Mother Catherine–Mectilde de Bar, the Teresa of the Benedictine Order,— will continue to initiate us into the mysteries of “the Lamb slain from the beginning of the world” (Apocalypse 13:8), the very Lamb who appeared in glory at Knock in Ireland, and who abides, silent, humble, and hidden, in the Sacrament of His Love.