Writings of St. Peter Julian Eymard


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The Gift of Self.pdf
My Sisters, we finished the first chapter of the Rule; now we go to the second. However, to catch the real secret of the Rule, to enter into the grace of your vocation, into its perfection, you must not forget that everything depends on only one thing – the gift of yourselves, a complete gift to the service of love of our Lord in the most Blessed Sacrament.
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    1861
The Eucharistic Work. Rule Drawn from the Tabernacle.pdf
May God be blessed for everything! My poor Daughters, providing that God’s will be done, and that we allow him to work, all the rest makes no difference to us. We would have liked to go very fast. It didn’t happen! Our Lord seems to stop everything, but only because he wants to do something better. The devil is working furiously against the work, and he uses all his malice to fight it and crush it, if that were possible. And so we need only undertake something for the Eucharist to come
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    1858
The Complete Gift of Self.pdf
Now, my Sisters, we will begin meditating on the gift of self. You must give yourselves totally to God. Everything depends on that, all the rest is nothing. Giving what we own has value, but it means merely giving back to God what already belongs to him. To give our work entails giving only part of ourselves, the fruit of our labors; but we hold on to “the self”. To give ourselves little by little is not possible, and is an insult to God. He made the world for us and us for himself (cf
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    1860
The Eucharist. Purpose of the Servants of the Most Blessed Sacrament.pdf
My Sisters, we are going to meditate on this truth: the Eucharist must be your life . Our life is shaped by our purpose. In the natural order, when aiming for a certain profession, we direct all our work and studies to this goal – in order to become fit to attain it. That is our end purpose. It’s the same in the spiritual order. When we have a goal, we must direct all our efforts towards it. All our thoughts, our desires, and our entire self are geared to attain a goal that sanctifies
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    1860
The Life of Our Lord in Us.pdf
Recollection means pouring ourselves into God – that’s the first part. The second part is making room for God to live in us – our Lord in us. At first, we are the ones going into God. We go there by choice and out of love, renouncing everything along the way. That’s fine! Once a soul resides in God, the reverse occurs, as I told you frequently in the past. These truths are not easy to grasp. Our Lord says: Whoever eats me remains in me (cf. Jn 6:56). First we go, then there is
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    1862
It Is Necessary for Us to Love Our Lord.pdf
Now what shall we do for him? That is the question. We must love him – that’s why we come to consecrate ourselves, to commit ourselves to his love. Why? Because our Lord has loved us so much. Therefore, we must love him –this is our state of life.
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    1866
My Daughters. What Name Shall I Give You.pdf
Shall we call you Ladies of the Blessed Sacrament? No. We don’t want anything that speaks of worldly nobility. Religious of the Blessed Sacrament? Again, no. There are, however, some who are called Sacramentine Religious in Rome, and others Reparatory. There are many houses where our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament is adored; like the Benedictines, etc. But none of them have the adorable Eucharist as unique goal. The name that I have saved for you is great; it expresses your purpose –
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    1858
Explanation of the Rule.pdf
My Sisters, let’s continue with the Rule. We said that, like us, you have two purposes. The cult of perpetual adoration; that worship is your purpose. But, be careful, because if we simply called you adorers, you might be confused with those who adore before the tabernacle. These words explain the difference: you have perpetual exposition. You are more privileged than the adorers at Rome that people talk so much about. You have it day and night: you are richer. Why do they do it that wa
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    1866
All for the Service of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.pdf
My Sisters, the first day has ended. Normally, we use the first day [f retreat] to recollect ourselves, in order to get ready to soar. We don’t do much on the first day: we take our place at the feet of the Good Lord; we clean our heart and our mind, then we get started. You will see that the Good Lord will speak to your heart: then we proceed.
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    1864
Adoration. Mission of Prayer.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 the 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 of 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 you
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    1860
Our Lord Wants You Completely for Himself.pdf
What is the goal of your Eucharistic vocation? This is what we must examine this morning in a special way before God. Why did you come to his Cenacle? You will answer rightly that this is your goal. But what is God’s goal? Our reply is reduced to three ideas: our Lord wants you completely for himself, only for himself, and always for himself.
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    1861
Confidence in God.pdf
God tests those whom he loves; therefore, we should not be surprised if we undergo a few trials. When we want to sell certain metals, we put them in the crucible. We will quickly see if the metal is pure. If we are buying something, we test it; if it is no good, we will notice it right away and we will not want it. In the same way, since the Eucharistic work should last until the end of the world, pray hard, my Sisters, so that it will conquer all the obstacles that the devil brings up and w
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    1858
A Servant of the Most Blessed Sacrament Was Created for Our Lord.pdf
My Sisters, this morning we will meditate on the truth that you were created uniquely for our Lord, and therefore you must belong totally to him. My Sisters, don’t think that you were created for yourselves. If you were created for yourselves, you would be your own purpose. But a created being cannot be its own end. You were not created to be happy in yourself. You might say: I was created for heaven, to be happy. Let us be clear: yes, if you seek happiness in a secondary way. A servant
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    1861
We Must Leave Ourselves to Enter into Our Lord.pdf
My Sisters, in the last conference we were saying that the first work of grace is self-detachment. If we review our life, we see that the Good Lord is always working to free us by detaching us, distancing us either from sources of temptation, or occasions [that drain our] affection. Why? In order to fill us – that’s clear. Our Lord disengages us from the world and from ourselves, in order to fill us, to take over our hearts, to become truly our life. In this way, my good Sisters, we
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    1862
We Must Not Dwell in Sacrifices.pdf
We have spoken about sacrifice – now we must complete this idea. You will have sacrifices to offer every day, because this is the nourishment of love
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    1861
Three Kinds of Life.pdf
My Sisters, your meditation will be on the life of our Lord Jesus Christ. St. Paul said: I live, and then he corrects himself, it is no longer I, but Christ who lives in me (cf. Gal 2:20), and in another passage he says: For to me life is Christ (cf. Phil 1:21). We should also be able to say: It is no longer I who live, it is Jesus Christ who lives in me – he is my life.
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    1860
The Spirit of Sacrifice.pdf
You must not run after sacrifices, as sacrifices in themselves. This would be like a servant who is unwilling to remain next to his master; worried and impatient, he prefers to go out and work for him, rather than remain with him. That’s what happens when we love our sacrifices as sacrifices, when we place our life in them, when we make them our center – preferring to work for God, rather than work with God.
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    1861
We Must Immerse Ourselves into the Love of Our Lord.pdf
Once in a while, we need to renew our courage, to re-immerse ourselves into our resolution to belong solely to our Lord Jesus Christ in the most Blessed Sacrament. A regular life easily leads to routine, I might even say to laziness. We get used to even the holiest things, to the point that they become mechanical and natural. We really must re-immerse ourselves into the grace of our vocation, in order to be ever fresh and enter into it more perfectly. We need to evaluate ourselves once in a
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    1859
The Humility of Love.pdf
You will make your meditation on the humility of love. A king wanted to get married. He was a perfect king, with all the qualities that make great kings. He had a large kingdom and he was honored by his subjects. He wanted to espouse someone worthy of him. All who were part of a princely family were hoping to catch his eye and please him, but everyone was surprised when his choice landed on the least girl in his kingdom. Everyone was saying: How could the king have taken someone whose pare
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    1860
The Hidden Life of Jesus.pdf
Our Lord preferred to choose the hidden life, from his birth to the time when he began his public life. For thirty years, he lived unknown to the world, but his love for the hidden life shines in all its brilliance in the most Blessed Sacrament. In fact, nothing appears there – all is veiled: his beauty, his majesty, and his glory are not seen. The divine gentleness of his words is not heard; only one thing is evident, the virtue he cherishes – humility.
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    1858

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