St. Peter Julian Eymard was a French Catholic Priest who lived from 1811-1868. He had an intense devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and to the Eucharist. He founded the “Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament” in Paris in 1856. He was a tireless proponent of frequent Holy Communion. He also founded the “Servants of the Blessed Sacrament”, a contemplative community for women. We celebrate the Feast of St. Peter Julian Eymard on August 2nd.
Gracious God of our ancestors, you led Peter Julian Eymard, like Jacob in times past, on a journey of faith. Under the guidance of your gentle spirit, Peter Julian discovered the gift of love in the Eucharist which your son Jesus offered for the hungers of humantiy. Grant that we may celebrate this mystery worthily, adore it profoundly, and proclaim it prophetically for your greater glory. Amen.
Saint Peter Julian Eymard, Apostle of the Eucharist, pray for us!