Thought for the Day – 19 August – The Memorial of St John Eudes “Apostle of Two Hearts”

Thought for the Day – 19 August – The Memorial of St John Eudes “Apostle of Two Hearts”

How little we know where God’s grace will lead.   Born on a farm in northern France, John died at 79 in the next “county” or department.   In that time he was a religious, a parish missionary, founder of two religious communities and a great promoter of the devotion to the Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
He joined the religious community of the Oratorians and was ordained a priest at 24. During severe plagues in 1627 and 1631, he volunteered to care for the stricken in his own diocese.   Lest he infect his fellow religious, he lived in a huge cask in the middle of a field during the plague.   At age 32, John became a parish missionary.   His gifts as preacher and confessor won him great popularity.   He preached over 100 parish missions, some lasting from several weeks to several months.

Holiness is the wholehearted openness to the love of God.   It is visibly expressed in many ways but the variety of expression has one common quality: concern for the needs of others.   In John’s case, those who were in need were plague-stricken people, ordinary parishioners, those preparing for the priesthood, prostitutes and all Christians called to imitate the love of Jesus and his mother. ( Fr Don Miller OFM)

St John Eudes, Pray for us!

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