Sunday, August 19, 2007

Saint John Eudes

"The Christian life is a continuation and completion of the life of Christ in us. We should be so many Christs here on earth, continuing His life and His works, laboring and suffering in a holy and divine manner in the spirit of Jesus."-Saint John Eudes

Although Saint John Eudes (1602-1680) parents wished him to have a married life, he entered the Jesuit College at the age of 14 and joined the Congregation of the Oratory of France. He was then ordain in 1625 and cared for the plagued victims in Normandy. He established several seminaries, including some in Lisieux in 1653, and founded the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity in the year 1650. He was friends with Saint Margaret Mary Alacoquoe, and he composed a Mass for the Sacred Heart in 1668.

Saint John Eudes was beatified on the 25th of April 1909
and canonized in the year 1925

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