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𝐅𝐀𝐂𝐓𝐒 𝐀𝐁𝐎𝐔𝐓 𝐒𝐀𝐈𝐍𝐓
He was an outstanding organizer of lay societies, a zealous educator, a well-prepared preacher, and something of a prophetic figure in his Marist community and even to his superiors.
Father Eymard was especially effective at preaching Eucharistic devotions, very popular at the time.
He once described himself as “a little like Jacob, always on a journey,” always seeking. But, in truth, it was there from the beginning ― the great love and the driving passion of his life: Jesus Christ in the Eucharist.
𝘎𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘴 𝘎𝘰𝘥 𝘰𝘧 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘴, 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘭𝘦𝘥 𝘗𝘦𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘑𝘶𝘭𝘪𝘢𝘯 𝘌𝘺𝘮𝘢𝘳𝘥, 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘑𝘢𝘤𝘰𝘣 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘴 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘵, 𝘰𝘯 𝘢 𝘫𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘦𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘧𝘢𝘪𝘵𝘩. 𝘜𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘨𝘶𝘪𝘥𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘨𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘭𝘦 𝘚𝘱𝘪𝘳𝘪𝘵, 𝘗𝘦𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘑𝘶𝘭𝘪𝘢𝘯 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘤𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘨𝘪𝘧𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘌𝘶𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘵 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘴𝘰𝘯 𝘑𝘦𝘴𝘶𝘴 𝘰𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘶𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘩𝘶𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘺. 𝘎𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘺 𝘤𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘣𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘮𝘺𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘺, 𝘢𝘥𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘵 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘧𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘭𝘺, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘤𝘭𝘢𝘪𝘮 𝘪𝘵 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘱𝘩𝘦𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘨𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘨𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘺. 𝘈𝘮𝘦𝘯.