St Peter Julian
Feast Day: 2 August
Eucharistic revival

St. Peter Julian Eymard, born on February 4, 1811, in La Mure, France, was a Catholic priest renowned for his devotion to the Eucharist. Initially ordained as a diocesan priest in 1834, he later joined the Marist Fathers in 1839. Eymard’s dedication to the Holy Eucharist led him to establish the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament in 1856, which focused on Eucharistic adoration.

Known for his deep spirituality and commitment to promoting the sacrament of the Eucharist as a central element of religious life, he also founded the Servants of the Blessed Sacrament, a contemplative congregation for women.

St. Peter Julian Eymard was canonized by Pope John XXIII in 1962, and his life and work continue to inspire devotion to the Eucharist in the Catholic tradition.

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