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Reform From Within

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Saturday, August 19, 2017

Love for people innervated John Eudes’ (1601-80) work, who from the beginning, gave of himself. As a young priest he worked among plague victims, and lived alone so as not to risk infecting other members of his religious order. He became a famous preacher and confessor, and in 1641 founded the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity of the Refuge in Caen, Normandya, a community to help women who had entered prostitution. He also promoted devotion to the hearts of Jesus and Mary and founded the Congregation of Jesus and Mary and the Order of Our Lady of Charity. Realizing the clergy needed reform as much as their flocks, he pledged another part of his life to the formation of seminaries and established the Society of Jesus and Mary for the education of priests and for missionary work which congregation was founded at Caen, 25 March, 1643. He was beatified April 25, 1909 by Pope Pius X. The call to loving service renews the church. Be part of this “reform movement”!

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