August 19

Saint John EudesO Holy Spirit, Saint John was devoted to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  After many years of preaching at parish missions, he came to the conclusion that the best way to bring people to Christ was to provide better spiritual formation for the priests, so that they could serve their flocks with humility and charity.   I ask him to pray to Jesus and Mary for all priests and seminarians to be blessed with the continuation of their formation process.  Help them grow into greater holiness, faith, and awareness of Your love.  Protect them from the attacks of the enemy.  Saint John, pray for us.  Amen.

QUOTES by Saint John Eudes

The greatest effect of God’s mercy, the most precious grace He bestows upon mankind, is to send worthy priests, men after His own heart, seeking only His glory and the salvation of souls. >>

God’s mercy overshadows the works of nature, the works of grace and the works of glory. >>

Divine Mercy reigns so perfectly in Mary’s Heart that she bears the name of Queen and Mother of Mercy. And this most loving Mary has so completely won the heart of God’s mercy that he has given her the key to all his treasures and made her absolute mistress of them. >>

Mercy and justice resemble two sisters inseparable and holding each other by the hand. Whenever mercy is, there also is justice; where justice goes, mercy follows. >>

He – Jesus – has given us His Father to be our Father, making us children of the very Father of Whom He is the Son. He has given us His Holy Spirit to be our own spirit, and to teach, rule, and conduct us in all things. >>

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. >>

The air that we breathe, the bread that we eat, the heart which throbs in our bosoms, are no more necessary for man that he may live as a human being, than is prayer for the Christian that he may live as a Christian. >>

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