Sunday, 19 August 2018

# Saints

Saint John Eudes


The 19th of August is the feast day of Saint Jean Eudes (French: Jean Eudes; 14 November 1601 – 19 August 1680). He is the patron saint of Eudists; Order of Our Lady of Charity; Diocese of Baie-Comeau and missionaries.

Saint John Eudes was born in Normandy, France, to a farming family. As a child, he was consecrated to the Blessed Virgin and at the age of 14, he took a vow of chastity. The Jesuits taught him and he was a good student. He became a priest and ministered to the countrymen during an outbreak of the plague. Later, he became a missionary priest and travelled around France, preaching in churches, fields, and in the royal and noble courts. He was well known for his preaching and spread the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary in France, especially during a time when people were turning away from religion. He influenced the Church to have these two devotions become liturgical feasts, writing the Mass and Office for them. He also founded organisations including the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Refuge, that provides shelter for prostitutes that repent their past life, and the Society of Jesus and Mary, also known as the Eudist Fathers, which improves the training of seminarians by promoting virtue and the preaching of parish missions.


Our Lady of Medjugorje

March 25, 2020 Message to Marija

Dear children! I am with you all these years to lead you to the way of salvation. Return to my Son; return to prayer and fasting. Little children, permit God to speak to your heart, because Satan is reigning and wants to destroy your lives and the earth on which you walk. Be courageous and decide for holiness. You will see conversion in your hearts and families; prayer will be heard; God will hear your cries and give you peace. I am with you and am blessing you all with my motherly blessing. Thank you for having responded to my call.

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