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Readings & Reflections: Thursday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time & St. Peter Julian Eymard, August 3,2017

Readings & Reflections: Thursday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time & St. Peter Julian Eymard, August 3,2017

Born in 1811 A.D. in La Mure d’Isere, France, Peter Julian Eymard struggled against his father’s virulent anticlericalism to begin studies for the priesthood. Eventually he entered the Marist Order. In 1856 A.D. He founded the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament. The priests devoted themselves to adoration and catechizing adults – many of them unemployed – who had not received First Communion. In later years, Peter suffered illness and criticism. He died in 1868 A.D. “The inner gift of self is the real gift,” Peter taught, “because then our Lord becomes our Savior… by giving us his own form of life.” read more