Sunday, 19 August 2018

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Saint John Eudes


The 19th of August is the feast day of Saint Jean Eudes (French: Jean Eudes; 14 November 1601 – 19 August 1680). He is the patron saint of Eudists; Order of Our Lady of Charity; Diocese of Baie-Comeau and missionaries.

Saint John Eudes was born in Normandy, France, to a farming family. As a child, he was consecrated to the Blessed Virgin and at the age of 14, he took a vow of chastity. The Jesuits taught him and he was a good student. He became a priest and ministered to the countrymen during an outbreak of the plague. Later, he became a missionary priest and travelled around France, preaching in churches, fields, and in the royal and noble courts. He was well known for his preaching and spread the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary in France, especially during a time when people were turning away from religion. He influenced the Church to have these two devotions become liturgical feasts, writing the Mass and Office for them. He also founded organisations including the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Refuge, that provides shelter for prostitutes that repent their past life, and the Society of Jesus and Mary, also known as the Eudist Fathers, which improves the training of seminarians by promoting virtue and the preaching of parish missions.


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March 18, 2019 Message to Mirjana

My children, as a mother, as the Queen of Peace, I am calling you to accept my Son so that He can grant you peace of soul - that He can grant you that which is just, which is good for you. My children, my Son knows you. He lived the life of man, and at the same time of God: a wondrous life-human flesh, divine Spirit. Therefore, my children, while my Son is looking at you with His eyes of God, He penetrates into your hearts. His tender, warm eyes are looking for Himself in your heart. My children, can He find Himself [there]? Accept Him, and then the moments of pain and suffering will become moments of tenderness. Accept Him, and you will have peace in [your] soul - you will spread it to all those around you - and this is what you now need the most. Heed me, my children. Pray for the shepherds, for those whose hands my Son has blessed. Thank you.

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