|St. Peter Julian Eymard|
He was born in 1811 in the south-eastern French province of Isere, in the town of La Mure d’Isere. In spite of multiple serious obstacles, St. Peter Julian followed a steadily advancing path, first to the diocesan priesthood, then to the Marist Fathers and finally to found, in 1856 at Paris, a congregation of men dedicated, as their name suggests, to the Eucharist. His followers endeavor, through carefully celebrated liturgy, prayer, preaching, teaching, writing and other apostolic work to uncover multiple layers of the mystery of Christ present in the Eucharist and among His church.
|Rodin at work on the bust of Fr. Eymard,|
|Rodin, Cast of Bust|
St. Peter Julian Eymard,
New York, Eglise St. Jean Baptiste
© M. Duffy, 2011