Saint Peter Julian Eymard (4 February 1811 – 1 August 1868) , born in France, was a priest and founder of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament. He had a deep devotion to the Eucharist and played a significant role in promoting adoration and reverence for the Blessed Sacrament. Saint Peter Julian Eymard established the practice of Forty Hours Devotion, a period of continuous adoration of the Eucharist, and worked to spread this devotion throughout the Church. He emphasized the central importance of the Eucharist in the spiritual life and called for a renewal of faith and love for the Blessed Sacrament. Eymard also advocated for the establishment of perpetual adoration chapels, where the Eucharist is continually adored day and night. Saint Peter Julian Eymard’s life was characterized by his profound faith, his devotion to the Eucharist, and his desire to bring souls closer to Christ’s real presence. His feast day is celebrated on August 2nd, and he is venerated as a model of Eucharistic spirituality and devotion.
St. Peter Julian Eymard
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