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St. Peter Julian Eymard
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 August 2, 2014, Memorial of St. Peter Julian Eymard, Apostle of the Eucharist

 

Today’ s Readings

First Reading:  JER 26:11-16, 24

Responsorial Psalm: PS 69:15-16, 30-31, 33-34

Gospel: MT 14:1-12

 

Reflection:

Today, we are celebrating the memorial of St. Peter Julian Eymard, the Apostle of the Eucharist. He died in August 1, 1868 but his feast is celebrated August  2nd. This was inserted in the Liturgical Calendar only in 1995. His life revolved around in his love for Jesus in the Eucharist. But for him, it is not his love for Jesus but God’s love for him, for humanity through Jesus Christ in the Sacrament of His love, the Holy Eucharist. He founded the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament in 1856, the Servants of the Blessed Sacrament and the People’s Eucharistic League. He was canonized a saint at the end of the second session of the Second Vatican Council in December 9, 1962. For more information about St. Eymard, please visit: http://blessedsacrament.com/us/st-peter-julian-eymard/

St. Peter Julian, being the patron of our parish and our shrine, is our model of faith in the Holy Eucharist. It is then necessary for us to know who he is, his life and his love for Jesus in the Eucharist and his understanding about the sacrament. Our Parish Vision-Mission speaks about emulating his life so that our lives may truly be imbued by Eucharistic love.  St. Eymard’s dream “to set the four corners of the world on fire with eucharistic love” is already happening through the congregations he founded and through the many people today who love the Jesus in the Eucharist. Let us then spread this Eucharistic fire to whoever comes near us by first and foremost setting it constantly ablaze through our Eucharistic celebration and adoration.

 

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