Writings of St. Peter Julian Eymard


Year Written
Feb 9 - 2nd. Meditation. Does God Love Me.pdf
DOES GOD LOVE ME? The great and only subject! I cannot doubt that God has loved me in the past, and with a privileged love; the proofs of that love are still greater now. 1. Everything I desire is granted me in a wonderful way, even what brings me pleasure. 2. The Providence of God precedes me, accompanies me, and follows me; I see it, I feel it. 3. God draws me more forcefully to life in Him, in a most gentle and compelling manner—most crucifying, too, when I
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    1865
Mar 14 - 1st. Meditation. God is Love.pdf
GOD IS LOVE At last, after passing through the dessert, I have reached the mountain of love. What a difficult journey! What a laborious cruise! Here I am before the throne of love; God be praised! 1. God the Creator. God has loved man with an eternal love, with the love of a father, with a tender love. All of creation has been the preparation of God’s love for the benefit of man, whom He created only on the sixth day, when everything was ready to receive and serve him.
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    1865
We Must Give Our Lord Our Personality.pdf
My dear Daughters, in order to love our Lord, we must give ourselves to him as he gives himself to us: we must love him as he loves us. Do you know the greatest gift that we could make to the love of our Lord? Here it is: to give him our person, and forever – I will explain. To give our person to our Lord – there are very few persons who give our Lord their personality, even among religious; there are very few. We give our Lord our goods by the vow of poverty; we give our Lord our body b
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    1866
To Live with Jesus Christ.pdf
You must honor our Lord, his interior and Eucharistic life; you must honor him by your life – and this includes three ideas. 1º You must live with Jesus Christ. In the Apocalypse, St. John says: On Mt. Zion, I saw the Lamb that was slain, and with him one hundred forty-four thousand virgins, singing the song of love, and who never leave the presence of the Lamb that was slain. (cf. Rv 14:1-4) You, too, are meant to live always with him: a servant lives with her master, a spouse with her
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    1859
We Must Give Ourselves to God for God and not for Ourselves.pdf
Let us complete the meditation of last night. We said that we must consecrate to God our personality; that is, the self that commands. We must give him the self that is the center of external relations – who receives praise and affection – the self that is its own end. No doubt, this truth helped you to see that […] religious life still has something more perfect, namely, to give oneself to God for the sake of God, and not to give oneself to God for your self. You might say: That is ve
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    1866
The Spirit of the Foundation.pdf
My goal, in all that I do, is always to make you go alone to the Blessed Sacrament. You have a lot of need for direction, for priestly guidance, but as far as I am concerned, to be wise, I must imitate St. John the Baptist. He had disciples: and you, you are my disciples. The Good Lord gave me the grace to gather you. He instructed them and kept them for a long time. When the time came, he sent them all to our Lord (cf. Jn 3:26), and he disappeared (cf. Jn 3:30), like the stars do when
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    1859
The Purpose of the Servants of the Blessed Sacrament.pdf
The purpose of man is to know, love, and serve God in this world and to possess him in the next – that is the catechism. The purpose of the Christian changes one word: to know, love and serve Jesus Christ, God and man, in this world, and to share his glory in heaven. As for you, my Sisters, your purpose is the know, love, and serve Jesus Christ in the most Blessed Sacrament of the altar in this world, and reign with him in heaven. That is your entire law; that is your purpose.
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    1859
Vocation. The Hidden Eucharistic Life.pdf
My Daughters, I see that the Good Lord is increasing your number. Surely, when the Good Lord acts in that way, he has plans of grace and mercy. What are they? Time will tell: “Where the body is, there also the eagles will gather”, said our Lord (cf. Lk 17:37). In the Church what is Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament? He is the body. Our Lord’s feast is called Feast of the Blessed Sacrament. The eagles are souls. The Blessed Sacrament is everything that is most needed for these
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    1860
We Must Not Dwell in Ourselves.pdf
My poor Daughters, dwell truly in the Good Lord, and don’t dwell in yourselves. There is a saying that we should keep to ourselves. In one sense it is good to be quiet in one’s own home, that’s only natural. But I tell you, in the order of grace don’t dwell in yourselves; you will not be comfortable. The Good Lord did not make us dwell in our own thoughts, in the affections of our own hearts, in preoccupations over our bodies, in our small possessions. The Good Lord did not create
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    1861
Works of Zeal.pdf
I recommend to your prayers the baptism of a Jewish lady that will take place on Thursday at eight o’clock. She is well prepared. Since we cannot prepare her by means of confession; we prepare her only with the Word of God. She cannot receive absolution, since she is not baptized, and since baptism takes away all sins. It seems that she really loves our Lord Jesus Christ and understands him a little. She has to make many big sacrifices.
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    1861

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