Writings of St. Peter Julian Eymard


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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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