Like every month, a day is dedicated to remembering and promoting the cause of canonization of the Servant of God Maria Esperanza Medrano Bianchini, visionary and messenger of Our Lady Reconciler of All Peoples and Nations, also known as Our Lady of Betania, at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Candles – Dr. Jose Gregorio Hernandez. On Sunday, June 6, 2021, the Mass officiated by Rev. Fr. Gerardino Barracchini, to commemorate the solemnity of Corpus Christi, served as a framework to exalt the infinite love that the Servant of God had for this sacrament.
During his homily, Fr. Barracchini reflected on how Jesus transformed death into resurrection – into life – affirming that the Eucharist is transformation: “Grapes are transformed into wine, wheat into bread and then into the Body and Blood of Jesus, in order to make us better people. We must change, change our schemes. The Eucharist should pose a moral question for us. The Eucharist is an increase in compassion, in charity. Let us remember the words of Jesus: ‘There is no greater love than this: that a person would lay down his life for the sake of his friends.’”
After the Eucharist and the participation of the Betania Choir, Mr. Giovanni Bianchini, as the son of the Servant of God: “She left fruits of love and practices of spirituality in her family, the Betania Spirituality Movement, the Betania Communities and in all those who knew her and assimilated her model of Christian life, within the Church. The devotee of Betania desires, asks, works and tries to be a fraternal witness and example of universal unity, as Jesus Christ and his Church. Making use of the spirituality of Betania, she presented to her neighbor and to her contemporary a path towards healing and renewal, through Jesus and Mary, in order to identify what is positive in others, and find the light of Jesus hidden in the other person.”