The Memorial of Saint John Eudes, Priest
Saint John Eudes, Priest Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization DateMatrimony/Holy OrdersPriests who became Saints
Saint John Eudes, Priest brief life History
|Date of Birth||14 November 1601|
|Country of Birth||France in Europe|
|Profession||French missionary priest|
|Place of Work||France|
|Date of Death||19 August 1680 (aged 78)|
|Place of Death||Caen, Normandy, Kingdom of France|
|Feast Day||August 19|
|Beatification||By Pope Pius X on 25 April 1909|
|Canonization||By Pope Pius XI on 31 May 1925|
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Saint John Eudes, Priest Short life History
St. John Eudes was a French missionary and priest, who founded the Congregation of Jesus and Mary and the Order of Our Lady of Charity, and was the author of the propers for the Mass and Divine Office of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. He has been declared a saint by the Catholic Church.
Saint John Eudes was born in 1601 on a farm near the village of Ri, in Normandy, the son of Isaac and Martha Eudes.
After studying with the Jesuits at Caen, Eudes joined the Oratorians on 25 March 1623. His masters and models in the spiritual life were Pierre de Bérulle and the mystic Charles de Condren.
As a student of de Bérulle, Eudes is a member of the French School of Spirituality. The French School was not a system or philosophy, but a highly Christocentric approach to spirituality, characterized by a sense of adoration, a personal relationship with Jesus, and a rediscovery of the Holy Spirit.
Today’s Catholic Quote:
You must never separate what God has so perfectly united. So closely are Jesus and Mary bound up with each other that whoever beholds Jesus sees Mary; whoever loves Jesus, loves Mary; whoever has devotion to Jesus, has devotion to Mary