Writings of St. Peter Julian Eymard


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Three Kinds of Recollection.pdf
My Sisters, there are three kinds of recollection. The first recollection, if I dare say it, is the most imperfect: it is recollection through conscience. Let me explain. Our conscience is like the mirror of God in us. Conscience discloses to us the law of God, tells us what is right and what is wrong. God inspires us through our conscience, giving us a sense of the holiness and truth of God, such that recollection is needed to know one’s duty. Then the law is within. This recollection
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    1860
Three Obstacles that Prevent Us from Enjoying.pdf
My Sisters, I think you clearly understood what I was saying yesterday in my instruction . These things come naturally to you. Some people did not understand me, because they would need the habit of piety, the habit of prayer; in other words, they need to know how to think and pray. But, since this is your state, I think that you all understood. However, I will explain a little more. I said that many people don’t enjoy our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament, for three reasons. First,
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    1861
To Recollect Oneself in the Goodness of Our Lord.pdf
Now, my Sisters, be recollected; develop the habit of recollection, of living in our Lord, as I told you, because as long as you have not done this, you will be useless. You will not enter into God, into his love; you will be affected by all the vicissitudes of the times. You will not be at peace, but on a troubled sea agitated by stormy winds. If you remain with our Lord, if you sit at his feet (cf. Lk 10:39), you will understand the depths of his truth, become instructed in his truth and lo
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    1860
We Must Begin Our Adoration Well.pdf
In our last instruction, we mentioned how to make adoration when already in a moment of fervor; but in general the problem with our meditations, with our adorations, is the very beginning. If we begin well, the rest will follow. I know that human weakness can arise, but we continue the way we had begun. The essential thing is to begin our work well, energetically from the first. If we begin badly, in a lukewarm way, there is much to fear that we’ll have a hard time to return to where we sh
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    1861
What Is the Society and What We Owe It.docx
There will be no spiritual direction on the day of the retreat; it is too short and wrong timing. You cannot talk about your retreat in direction, since it is not finished. On that day, the professed should meet their superior, and the novices, their novice mistress, for guidance. I will see you the following day. Then you can report on all that was said to you, and what we dealt with. Then I will give you direction. Come in the morning, the best time, but don’t come all together as you w
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    1860
You Come from God. The Work of Adoration is Everything.pdf
We have to pray a lot for the First Communion children. Right after the Assumption, I will send you three little girls who are already prepared. You should begin your apostolate. The children who make their First Communion need us to pray for them out of charity. We will begin their retreat. In the world there are some rough souls, but the Good Lord gives them his grace. They benefit from it, as he gives them a grace of holiness.
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    1860
The Recollection of Study. of Contemplation. of Attention. Center.pdf
Now, my Sisters, let us return to recollection. We said that recollection is a science, a virtue, and a gift or grace. We must return to it a little, so that I can complete my thoughts on it. As a science, recollection comes through a learning process, and through practice. It is a natural act and is done like any natural act. It consists in giving attention which is more or less sustained, on a thought, a truth. One can work on recollection. When it has the characteristic of study, the
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    1859
The Purity of Love.pdf
God loves you with an infinite, perpetual, and eternal love, that is my hope, since he has given you sufficient signs of that love. Now, you should want to love him as much as you can. In order to love the Good Lord well, my Sisters, you must be pure and not offend him. You must avoid everything that displeases him, that’s the one and only proof that you love the Good Lord. To love him perfectly, you must give yourself in religious life. Try to be good religious. If you want to strive ev
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    1866
The Recollection of Love.pdf
Let’s return to our subject: the more we talk about recollection, the more we see how necessary it is for the interior life; it’s everything. Before leading a soul to a life of recollection, an important preparation takes place. Our Lord has to dispose a soul, because everything is so veiled and mysterious that a preparatory disposition is needed. One might reflect: Why was I not directed immediately to recollection? Because you were not ready; it was not time yet. The spouse in the Son
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    1859
The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin.pdf
The most Blessed Virgin presented herself to the service of God at the age of three. She consecrated herself to the service of God totally, without condition, and, thirdly, she remained in the Temple like a pure host. Since the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin is celebrated the day after tomorrow, we shall talk about this beautiful feast.
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    1862
The Month of Mary.docx
My good Sisters, here comes the month of Mary; we will begin it tonight, as we end the final day of April. Our men will do the same. We have prepared our chapel that is even more beautiful than yours. Although we are Religious of the Most Blessed Sacrament, we must not for that reason have a lesser devotion to the Blessed Virgin. It would be offensive to say, Jesus is enough for me. Where do we find Jesus on earth, if not in Mary’s arms? We cannot separate Jesus from Mary, for isn’t
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    1861
Sins Against Charity.pdf
This conference will complete this morning’s meditation. Above all, we must be very careful and strict in avoiding all sins against charity. These offend our Lord much more than other sins, because our Lord is love and the command of charity is closer to his heart than all others. This precept contains the entire law. Our Lord said: If you are merciful, I will show mercy to you (cf. Mt 5:7). His rule of conduct towards us will be taken from the way we treat others.
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    1860
Mary Mother of Adorer.pdf
Notice the character of Mary’s adoration. She adored her divine Son as he was, and his state became the character of her adoration. Therefore, she never had the same adoration. She adores him in her womb, then in the poverty of Bethlehem, working in the poverty of Nazareth, preaching, converting sinners, and on Calvary. She followed all the sentiments of her divine Son, because she knew them, and her heart kept her always in touch with him. My Daughters, you are often told to have only on
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    1864
Have a Genuine Love for Each Other.pdf
Have a genuine love for each other in our Lord. You are sisters, even more than in your families. Charity in our Lord is a bond stronger than blood. Love one another sincerely, then. I hope this retreat helped you a little. Realize clearly that if you have fraternal charity, then you will love one another. Never commit any deliberate sins; people must be able to say of you what our Lord said of his apostles: Here, they love each other in God. And believe me, my poor children, be strict in
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    1866
Joy in the Service of God.pdf
My Sisters, the topic of my conference is joy in the service of God. The Holy Spirit says, sadness kills the soul (Prv 17:22). This does not mean that the soul actually dies, but that sadness kills the strength and courage of the soul, placing it in the state of death. It is commonly said that someone who is discouraged feels defeated. Sadness in the service of God is a most dangerous temptation, because under the weight of sadness one tends to look for consolations. If these are not found
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    1860
Liturgy. Union with God through Graces of Feeling and Light and through Mystery.pdf
There will be some slight changes in your schedule. This is necessary. You should be more like us, since you follow the same rule, and one day you will be like us. There will be a few modifications in the Office. You will rise at the same time as we do. You have personal prayer and we recite Lauds and Prime. That’s the best prayer. I will teach you.
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    1860
Joy and Graciousness.pdf
I read one book of the minutes you have written up of my talks. Before I read and approved them, you might have had some hesitation over a few words. While reading, I reflected that God had given me the light of the moment. I admit that I was surprised. You might say, It’s meant for me; what is special is really meant for us. That’s your [part of the] work. If God mercifully continues to give me something to give you, you will have, not a complete course, but some material for your edi
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    1860
Gracious. Devoted and Supernatural Charity.pdf
Your charity should have three qualities: it should be supernatural, gracious, and dedicated. Our Lord told his apostles: Love one another. Such as my love has been for you, so must your love be for each other (Jn 13:34). How did our Lord love his apostles? He loved them in a divine, altogether supernatural way. Your charity must then be entirely supernatural. You must love one another with a divine love. Jesus Christ should be its principle. You must love Jesus Christ in your sisters, a
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    1858
Joy.pdf
My Sisters, last time we talked about the first action of the day, the need to sanctify it and one’s rising. The interval from this point to the second action, which is the Divine Office, is dangerous, especially if the mind is not under control and is left open to all impressions. These first impressions can be bad because they make the soul feverish. After resting all night, the mind is very active, and can upset the whole day. Then it is difficult to return to normal.
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    1862
Internal Silence.pdf
We have spoken about external silence as the soul of religious life. Now, we will speak about internal silence as the soul of recollection, of union with God. Silence that is exterior would be useless without interior silence. Through our imagination we can recall objects as though they were present: the world, pleasures, sorrows – all can come back to us through our imagination. We must control it, so that we can be its master. Memory is similar: it recalls the past and brings it befor
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    1960
Joy the Gift of the Spirit.pdf
My dear Daughters, here is the virtue that should distinguish you in the service of God, in the words you pray every morning in the second Psalm of Lauds: Sing joyfully to the Lord, all you lands. And what more? Servite Domino in lætitia – [Serve the Lord with gladness] (Ps 99:2). Sing joyfully to the Lord, all you lands, sing joyfully because the Lord is your God. The character of your life is joy; sing joyfully in his presence. Why? As the prophet David says, because the Lord is your
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    1854
Contemplative Love.pdf
My Sisters, live interior lives, in order to love the Good Lord well. Every soul that does not live an interior life, and is not making the effort to do so, cannot enter into the essential meaning of love. This essence is in the interior life: we do not love through the senses; we love through the heart, which is the whole of us. A person is love, like God is love (cf. 1 Jn 4:8).
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    1860
Happiness of the Eucharistic Life.pdf
My lover belongs to me and I to him (cf. Sgs 2:16). My good Daughters, these words express the love of the spouse in the Song of Songs. She had searched for her beloved night and day, and no one could show him to her, except he himself; he had to appear to her. She takes a few more steps and cries out: I found him whom my heart loves. I took hold of him and would not let him go (cf. Sgs 3:4).
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    1865
Concerning the Foundation.pdf
You are now associates , consequently you participate in all the merits, prayers, and indulgences [of the Society]. We could receive you only personally, verbally, without any rite, becoming your superior by right. Finally, this Society of the Servants of the Most Blessed Sacrament – so much in demand and awaited for – is now founded: it begins today , feast of St. Ignatius, that great saint whose motto was: All for the greater glory of God. He began in Paris, in the grotto of Montmartre,
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    1859
Good Will.Safe Guarding the Heart.pdf
I want to commend to your prayers a trip I will make tomorrow. I will make a foundation for adoration in a parish, so that our Lord will have good adorers. God seems to be giving me a great grace and honor by giving me to you and to my men, but I would like to live a hundred thousand years in order to evangelize the entire world. Next Sunday I’ll be leaving again to make a foundation of two adoration groups in the cities of Dreux and Neufchatel. I was supposed to be here this morning, but
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    1864
Charity Toward Our Neighbor.pdf
My Sisters, let us meditate on charity toward our neighbor. Our Lord Jesus Christ said to his disciples: By this love you have for one another, everyone will know that you are my disciples. (cf. Jn 13:35) Notice that the characteristic he mentions does not seem to be one of the most important. He could have said: They will recognize you as my disciples if you love me, if you possess my virtues, my spirit. However, he sets all virtues aside and gives as proof (of discipleship) charity toward
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    1860
Interior Recollection.pdf
My Sisters, at another time I will explain the rule so that you will understand it better. First, I’m very glad to finish the subject on the interior life, since it’s basic. There’s not enough time; we’ll only touch on things briefly, as in our last session. Yet, this is a principal and fundamental topic. For recollection, we must gather ourselves within, and not look for something outside of ourselves. Christians in the world, guided by the commandments, recollect themselves in a t
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    1859
Second Anniversary of Foundation.pdf
Well, my dear Sisters, two years ago today you pronounced your first vows. Already two years – time flies! When a grace is first given, at the beginning of a society, things are very simple. As it grows, it takes on importance and the grace becomes more demanding, because it seems that, without decreasing, it becomes a grace of virtue rather than a grace of gift and mercy. Humans want to intervene. The first grace is like a ray of the sun. Human effort is nothing compared to God’s gi
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    1961
Third Anniversary of the Foundation.pdf
My Sisters, today is a special anniversary, very pleasant for you, not for all of you, but for those who entered first. Someone had to start. At that time you professed your vows, you consecrated yourselves to the Good Lord. We opened the doors for the first time, and we mapped a new road. Beginning is an important event. To follow is good, but to have the courage to begin by taking the first steps without knowing if we will succeed is an important event, because it presupposes that we know
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    1862
You Come from God.pdf
We must thank the Good Lord for sending servants, we must thank the heavenly Father for sending adorers for his divine Son. The heavenly Father calls them, and Jesus Christ receives them: No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. (cf. Jn 6:44) Quite evidently, the Father must be the one to form a court for his divine Son. What is surprising is that the vocations that we were expecting and hoping for do not come; if they do come, they bring us headaches. The Good Lord do
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    1859
Adoration of Recollection. Exercise Silence and Victimhood.pdf
Now, my Sisters, we will talk about the adoration of recollection. This is the best kind. We must come back to it often and ask the Lord for its grace.
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    1862
Characteristics of Religious Life.pdf
A new sister has joined us today . Let’s all praise the Lord for deigning to increase his little Eucharistic family. In today’s chapter, our Reverend Father explained the three characteristics of religious life.
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    1858
Adoration. Mission of Prayer. Reparation.pdf
My Sisters, among your actions there is one that holds first place, and everything else is subordinated to it: that royal action is adoration. You are here only for adoration; all other activities are only accessory or preparations for adoration. All your piety is only to bring you to Eucharistic adoration; all your virtues are only conditions for your vocation. The love that you have received is to prepare you to come and practice it at the feet of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. All your a
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    1860
Avoid Monotonous Generalities. Preparation Before Adoration.pdf
Today, I brought you a book on the Blessed Sacrament. It is one of the best that I know. Fr. Crasset is one of the best and most learned authors. Use it well. My poor Sisters, we have to glean from others when our harvest is meager. By ourselves, if God is not feeding us we run dry; we need to sustain our life – may this book help you.
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    1860
Be Happy in Your Vocation.pdf
My Sisters, be very happy in your vocation. I tell you to be very happy, not virtuous. The Good Lord has so arranged things that one can be happy when in one’s proper place, both in the order of nature as well as the order of grace. A healthy person will be happy. One who is faithful to God’s grace will be happy. After all, God wants to share his happiness. He shows his pleasure by the joy we experience in this life, as in heaven. I can see that he shows his pleasure to the elect by
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    1862
Adoration in Spirit and in Truth.pdf
Our Lord said: The heavenly Father seeks adorers who will worship him in spirit and in truth (cf. Jn 4:23). Therefore, there are adorers in spirit, spiritual adorers, who adore him in truth. What does that mean? These are the ones who adore him perfectly well, adorers who are no longer attached to the earth, but who adore like the angels in spirit. These are the only adorers that the heavenly Father loves, searches for, and desires.
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    1862
Adoration by Means of the Four Ends of the Sacrifice.pdf
Acknowledge the presence of Jesus. Adore him with all your strength and with all your senses; offer him the homage of your heart and of your life. Adore him in union with all the saints, with the heavenly court, with the most Blessed Virgin, adorer. Adore him through himself.
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The Eucharist.pdf
When Our Lord was on earth, he was only passing through, as we see in the Gospel, going about doing good, curing those whom he met along the way, the blind, the crippled, those possessed, etc. (cf. Mt 4:23- 24)
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    1885
The Last Days of Holy Week.pdf
This week we celebrate the mysteries of the Passion. They are great and solemn; meditate on them. You must enter into their spirit, and follow the grace of each day.
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    1860
The Eucharistic Passion.pdf
My Sisters, during this holy Lenten season only one thought should occupy your mind, namely, the passion of our Lord Jesus Christ. It must become your major focus, your great devotion. Your love of God will not be great or strong, unless based on the Passion.
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    1861
The Eucharist. The Aim of Everything.pdf
Education is not a way of being; it is a preparation for arriving at a way of being. All our studies are necessary means for arriving at the state to which we aspire. Likewise, my Sisters, the practice of the virtues, of prayer, penance, and charity are not your state, your center; they are but means, preparations for becoming Eucharistic servants.
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    1858
The Eucharist. Source of Life.pdf
I have spoken enough to you, my Sisters, about sacrifice, trials, sufferings, of death to self, before speaking to you about Eucharist. Your poor nature must have been frightened at the sight of so many sacrifices, facing such a complete death, you felt as if you had no strength and were unable to overcome so much.
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    1858
The Life of Love.pdf
Our Lord Jesus Christ said: Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for justice, for they will have their fill (Mt 5:6). This is not said in today’s world, where these people are called unfortunate. If you are hungry, you must eat.
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    1860
The Eucharist. My Rule of Life.pdf
Jesus said: The one who feeds on me will have life because of me [will live for me] (cf. Jn 6:57) It is only right that the servant will work for the master who nourishes her, that the slave will work for the one who ransomed him, the creature for its God, the Christian for Jesus Christ.
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The Eucharist. My Only Good.pdf
The time has come for me to decide whether I want to be a Servant of the Blessed Sacrament or to serve Jesus in another way. Once made, this choice and decision will be forever. I want only one thing, to be a humble and faithful servant of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist, and to prove my sincerity.
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The Ascension.pdf
My Sisters, yesterday was the feast of the Ascension. This feast continues for ten days, until Pentecost. Ascension is the end, the last feast of our Lord on earth; it is the triumph, the harvest. Our Lord Jesus Christ certainly deserved this triumph, since his poor body suffered much to enjoy glorification and to be seated at the right hand of the heavenly Father.
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    1860
The Annunciation.pdf
Today is your feast day, my Sisters, your religious feast. The Annunciation is the feast of the Servants of the Most Blessed Sacrament, your feast before the Good Lord. Externally everything was as usual; that’s fine. However, there’s a continual feast in heaven and for any soul dedicated to the Blessed Sacrament.
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    1861
Reparation. The Words of our Lord on the Crossdocx.pdf
My Sisters, do not forget the role of reparation, especially on Friday, or whenever you adore on the other days, in the morning or evening. Actually, the evening is the best time for reparation and propitiation, as you recall the crucifixion of our Lord, our priceless redemption.
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    1859
Mary. My Mother.pdf
1. My vocation is beautiful, the most beautiful of all vocations since it attaches and binds me forever to the service of the adorable person of Jesus Christ in his divine Sacrament. It is a privileged vocation because it gives me the right to go directly to his divine person without mediator or intercessor.
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The Mission of the Holy Spirit.pdf
Let us spend this retreat day well, in union with the most Blessed Virgin and the apostles in the Cenacle. We have only one day, while they had ten. Although it is true that we should always be on retreat, let’s make this day worth ten, by silence, solitude, and recollection, so that we will be ready for tomorrow.
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    1862
The Presentation of our Lord.pdf
I have brought you my candle, as a blessing for the house. I’m sure this is mine, since I placed a pin on it to identify it and not be mistaken, since I blessed them all. The blessing of candles is done with beautiful prayers that you can find in your prayer books. People of faith light candles with great devotion during storms, disasters, and on the occasion of death.
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    1863
The Qualities of Eucharistic Service.pdf
How shall I serve Jesus in his loveable sacrament? With all my mind, with all my heart, with all my will, and with all my strength. (Mt? Mk 12:29)
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The Resurrection. We Must Rejoice with the Blessed Virgin.pdf
My Sisters, I haven’t seen you for a long time. We are busy with many things. We have to serve the master first; besides, you had some workers here. We will resume our little conferences. It’s not bad that you are occasionally left to yourselves. You have to learn to live from your own means, asking the master’s help. I’m like John the Baptist, a voice crying in the desert (cf. Jn 1:23).
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    1862
The Spirit of Eucharistic Faith.pdf
St. Paul said: The just lives by faith. (Rm 1:17). The spirit of faith inspires all his actions… […] To have the spirit of Eucharistic faith means to find joy in the service of the God of the Eucharist, to search for any occasion that gives honor and glory to Jesus Eucharistic. To live the Eucharistic spirit means, then, to make the Holy Eucharist the loving thought of our mind, the royal love of our heart, and the supreme good of our will.
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The Transfiguration.pdf
Today the Church celebrates the feast of the Transfiguration. In Rome this is a first class feast, feast of the patriarchal church of St. John Lateran, the Pope’s church. We have also celebrated this feast, full of very consoling truths. I will try to explain.
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    1861
Jesus. Our Strenght and Our Happiness.pdf
So that you can live this life of sacrifice about which we have spoken, strength is needed. We cannot find it in ourselves who are but weakness and misery, but we will find it in the Eucharist.
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    1858
Jesus Hostia (Jesus in the Sacred Host).pdf
In his sacramental state, Jesus chose the role of victim, as that which corresponds best to his love for his Father and for us. Jesus Hostia: the model of a sister who adores.
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Holy Communion. Life. Nourishment. Strenght and Perfection.pdf
I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly (cf. Jn. 10:10). My Sisters, these are our Lord’s words, defining his entire mission. […] I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly, that is, a greater holiness and happiness.
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    1865
Holy Communion (Continued).pdf
The Eucharist, my Sisters, is not given only to strengthen us against temptations and passions, it is the remedy, and only true remedy, to all evils. It is the salutary balm which heals the wounds of our soul made by mortal sin which, even though pardoned, leaves a deep scar on the soul that takes long to heal.
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    1858
Holy Communion.pdf
My good Daughters, our poor nature is so fragile, our natural weakness is so great that we need to support it and fortify it, because our strength is always diminishing. Everything around us tends to weaken us:
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    1858
Feast of the Sacred Heart.pdf
In the Office today, we read that, as a memorial of the sufferings and burning love that Jesus showed us during his life, the Church established the Feast of the Sacred Heart as a perpetual memorial of his passion and love. In fact, the essence of devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is the love that moved him. Love and heart are synonymous.
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    1866
Eucharistic Union.pdf
My very dear Daughters, the goodness of God and the love of our Lord, his grace and the wonders he has made in creation, as well as those he created since the beginning of the world, continue to increase. Our Lord acts like a father who finds ways in his advancing years to give ever more to his children.
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    1866
Feast of the Holy Trinity.pdf
My Sisters, today is the loftiest and most sublime feast of our religion, the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity. All the others celebrate a particular gift of God or one of the divine persons, like the Feast of the Most Blessed Sacrament, the feast of Jesus Christ himself.
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    1866
Christmas.pdf
Here we are on the eve of the beautiful feast of Christmas, a mystery full of sweetness and love. Here, Jesus shows himself more loveable, so to speak, than on Calvary. Enter into the dispositions of the most Blessed Virgin, waiting for the birth of her divine Son.
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    1859
About Your Eucharistic Goal.pdf
My dear Daughters, bless God the Father, and give him perpetual thanksgiving for having chosen you and called you in his infinite mercy to the most beautiful and most holy of vocations, (cf. Eph 1:3-4) to the Eucharistic service of the adorable person of Jesus Christ in the most Holy Eucharist, under the loving title of Servants of the Blessed Sacrament, in union with the most Blessed Virgin of the Cenacle.
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    1858
Christmas. The Contemplation of Love.pdf
My dear Sisters, the feast of Christmas should be one that is close to your hearts, because as Servants of our Lord, your role begins at the stable, since it is the place of his birth. When kings have an heir, the first preoccupation of the king and queen is to choose the most distinguished person in the kingdom to be the governess and tutor of this child.
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    1861
Bread. Communion. We Must Reflect.pdf
My good Daughters, we will not sing the Te Deum at the closing of the retreat – nothing at all. As a closing, do nothing, because the retreat has no ending, it will simply continue, it will continue bearing fruit. You will remain on retreat, to cultivate, water the divine seed which our Lord has sown in your souls.
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    1868
Advent.pdf
Here we are, my Sisters, in the season of Advent. Let us enter into the sentiments of the Church. The best of all pieties is that which is in relation to the spirit of the Church, because each liturgical feast has its own grace and virtue. The object of the Church’s cult is to honor our Lord in his various mysteries, then the Blessed Virgin and the saints.
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    1861
We Should Start With Love.pdf
My Sisters, let us talk about an important question. I told you that the Virgin Mary had her center in the divine Eucharist. First, I should have told you that the Eucharist was her source of life. I will talk about that today. There are two ways of achieving perfection.
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    1861
We Must Live in the Love of Our Lord.pdf
Let us reflect on the consequences of last night’s meditation. Love called you and is nourishing you. The conclusion is this: if love had not called you, there would be no union [between you and our Lord]. Where there is no love there is no union.
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    1862
The Spirit. Serving with Devotion and Abnegation.pdf
My Sisters, I want to talk to you about the spirit. It’s important to continue on this topic of the spirit of love and sacrifice. The question is, When will I know that I have the spirit of the Society, the spirit of love and sacrifice?
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    1861
The Spirit of the Society.pdf
Let us explain the spirit of the Society. First, what is a spirit; what do we mean by spirit? Each person has her own personal spirit, distinguishing her from any other, her own way of seeing things, talking, and acting. This is what forms her character.
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    1861
The Spirit of Love and Sacrifice.pdf
Your rule says that you should have the spirit of love and sacrifice. Why do we always speak about sacrifice, come back to it? Isn’t there any true love without sacrifice? No, my dear Sisters, there is no true love without sacrifice,
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    1861
The Science of Love.pdf
My Sisters, I think you understood clearly what I told you this morning , and you made your meditation on the life of love. These are truths that dazzle us ordinarily when we hear them for the first time. We see their beauty but not their depth. These truths are not new in themselves, because they are as old as God.
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    1860
How Poorly Jesus Christ Is Loved.pdf
God wants to be the goal of human beings and loved absolutely by them. […] To draw them to his love he gives them goods in this world and paradise hereafter. God cannot have another goal. […] The Holy Spirit said: You will love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength. (cf. Lk 10:27) This is what it means to be human.
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    1860
Self annihilating Love.pdf
My Sisters, before I leave, I want to give you a little more to think about. I wish that you would never be sad and never uncertain about your vocation. In the Eucharistic life there are two distinct elements: the goal and the means.
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    1863
An Active and Spontaneous Love.pdf
Let us meditate on God’s love. Since God’s love is always active, it will not be genuine unless it is active in the world. God’s love has a tendency to make us work out of love, in such a way that God works in us and we in him. God is always active. The Father begets the Son, the Son is begotten by the Father, the Holy Spirit is the love of Father and Son.
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    1862
We Must Go To God Out of Love.pdf
Considering your duties and the sublime perfection required of Servants of the Most Blessed Sacrament and the frailty of your human nature, you may well wonder whether you can ever attain this perfection of the Servants of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Confronted with a lofty mountain that rises to the sky, you may ponder that since your pace is ever so slow you may also need wings. Let me teach you how to go forward, so that your experience will show you that I have told you the truth.
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    1860
For Lenten Readings.pdf
One who aspires to union with God will use mortification as the mystical ladder of Jacob (cf.Gn. 28:12). This is the sign of true progress in the journey towards God. It can even be said that one can go to God only through the cross of Calvary. It is the sharp, two-edged sword (cf. Rev 1:16) mentioned in the Book of Revelations. The journey to life passes through death.
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    1863
Joy and Love.pdf
My good Sisters, live in joy because joy is the fruit of love and love is the grace of your vocation. In the beginning of the spiritual life, some people go to God out of fear of hell. That fear is not bad in itself, but it’s not sufficient. Sorrow for sin must include the beginning of love in order to be forgiven.
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    1858
Joy and Love(Continuation).pdf
My Sisters, in your vocation you should live in joy, not always in a joy of feelings, but in a joy of good will. That joy is love; one who loves lives in joy. The joy of feelings is temporary, sometimes God gives it as a preparation for sacrifice, but there is a joy that should always be in our heart, the joy of a child for its mother.
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    1858
Spirit of Love and Sacrifice.pdf
My Sisters, I explained to you the spirit of love and sacrifice. Make your first meditation on this subject, examining the sacrifices you should make toward God, your neighbor and yourselves. Sacrifice is love in practice.
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    1858
The Loving Sacrifice of Our Lord in the Eucharist.pdf
What is the soul of love? It is sacrifice. There is no love without sacrifice. If you want to love our Lord, you should love him by sacrifice. Otherwise your love will not be true, a mere body without a soul. What is a sacrifice? Renunciation. There are two kinds: suffering of the body and renunciation of the soul. The greater the sacrifices are, greater is the love; the less perfect they are, the more love decreases. This is the rule: there is no love without sacrifice
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    1862
The Mercy of Love.pdf
My dear Sisters, we spoke about the love that our Lord gives us; now let us see how he forgives us. We need his forgiveness more than his gifts; we have more guilt than virtue; we do more harm than good. My poor Daughters, we miss out on many graces!
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    1862
The Three Degrees of Love(Continuation).pdf
Once again , Father chose to talk about the spirit of love. My Sisters, it is very important to form the spirit of love in yourselves. I already explained what it is to have the spirit of a thing and what rules to follow. An act of love is an isolated deed with its own reward. An act of holiness, of virtue, is more than that, because a habit is developing in the soul.
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    1858
The Three Degrees of Love.pdf
What do we mean by the spirit of love? The word spirit means more than love. Love has three degrees: [First], an isolated act of love. This is a particular love, a natural attraction toward a person. The second degree, a preferential love.
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    1858
Let Us Live of the Love and Mercy of Our Lord.pdf
Let’s put ourselves in God’s presence: etc.... The prophet composed a song, the most beautiful of all the songs inspired by his heart, the song of God’s mercy. More than fifty times in the psalm Benedictus he says:
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    1866
God Created Us for Heaven.pdf
Let us place ourselves in the presence of our Lord by an act of faith and self-surrender. With gratitude, let’s thank our Lord for having called us to his feet in spite of our sins.
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    1866
Book 7. The Place of Mission.pdf
Selection of Instructions of St. Peter Julian to the First Group of Servants According to the themes of the Cenacle And of the Rule of Life
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    2005
Book 6. The Cenacle. The Place of Transformation 2.pdf
Selection of Instructions of Saint Peter Julian Eymard to the First Group of Servants According to the themes of the Cenacle And of the Rule of Life
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    2005
Book 5. The Cenacle. The Place of Transformation 1.pdf
Selection of Instructions of Saint Peter Julian Eymard to the First Group of Servants According to the themes of the Cenacle And of the Rule of Life
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    2005
Book 4. The Cenacle. The Place of Prayer.pdf
Books for Eymardian Formation
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    2005
Book 3. The cenacle. The Gathering Place.pdf
Selection of Instructions of Saint Peter Julian Eymard to the First Group of Servants According to the themes of the Cenacle And of the Rule of Life
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    2005
Book 1. The Cenacle. The Place Where Love was Given to Us.pdf
Selection of Instructions of Saint Peter Julian Eymard to the First Group of Servants According to the themes of the Cenacle And of the Rule of Life
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    2005

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