August 19 – Saint John Eudes

Saint John Eudes

listenO Holy Spirit, Saint John Eudes 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 for Today

Saint John Eudes (1601-1680)

quoteThe 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.”

quoteHe — 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.”

quoteThe 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 prayer above is from Terry Modica’s book Daily Prayers with the Saints.

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