10 memorable phrases by St. Peter Julian Eymard

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St. Peter Julian Eymard, known as the apostle of the Eucharist, founded two religious congregations for perpetual adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

Newsroom (August 2, 2021 8:30 PM Gaudium Press) -The Catholic Church celebrates today, August 2, the memory of Saint Peter Julian Eymard, the apostle of the Eucharist. Born in 1811 in northern France, this saint was ordained priest in his native diocese at the age of 23.

He founded the Congregation of the Fathers of the Blessed Sacrament in Paris in 1856. He also founded the Third Order of adoration of the Blessed Sacrament for laypeople. In addition to the two religious congregations for perpetual adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, he left numerous writings on Eucharistic spirituality.

Saint Peter Julian Eymard died on August 1, 1868, at the age of 57. In 1925, he was beatified by Pope Pius XI and canonized in 1962 by Pope John XXIII.

Phrases of Saint Peter Julian Eymard

01 – “The Eucharist is the supreme manifestation of the love of Jesus: after it, there is nothing else but heaven.”

02 – “What inspires fear today is to see Jesus-Eucharist abandoned in all the cities, alone, absolutely alone.”

03 – “The Eucharist must set the whole world on fire, and the incendiaries of this Eucharistic fire are all who love Jesus.”

04 – “How beautiful an ostensory is Mary! Ostensory manufactured with care by the Holy Spirit Himself!”

05 – “In the impossibility of loving Jesus in the Sacrament as He deserves, invoke the help of the Guardian Angel, faithful companion of your life. It will be so pleasing to him to do with you now what he must do eternally in glory.”

06 – “If you do not love Our Lord in the Eucharist, it is because you do not know Him well enough.”

07 – “Jesus, therefore, is with us, and as long as there is even one worshipper, He will be there to protect him. Here is the secret of the longevity of the Church!”

08 – “Few, very few love Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament – how many think of Him, speak of Him, adore Him, receive Him?”

09 – “Wanting to unite himself to each of our souls, (Jesus) instituted the Eucharist, where, daily, his marriage is celebrated with the Christian soul.”

10 – “Whoever lives with Jesus in himself, of Jesus and for Jesus, is a tabernacle, a precious ciborium.”

Prayer by Saint Peter Julian Eymard

I adore You, O Divine Jesus, living and present in the Eucharist, inexhaustible treasure of heavenly gifts; universal source from good, light, virtues, happiness, blessing, perfection and all that is most pure, beautiful and holy emanate and spread in the Church and souls.

By this admirable plenitude, deign, attend to my humble supplications, remove from my soul and body the dangers to which they are exposed, and grant me the grace of which I have a pressing need. With unswerving confidence, I ask, and in return for your benefits, I offer myself without reserve to love, serve, and glorify you in the adorable Sacrament of the Eucharist. Amen.

Saint Peter Julian Eymard, pray for us! (EPC)

Compiled by Gustavo Kralj

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