MEMORIAL OF JOHN EUDES, PRIEST
All you need is love
From the beginning, John Eudes (1601-80) gave of himself. As a young priest he worked among plague victims, living alone so as not to risk infecting other members of his religious order. He became a famous preacher and confessor, and founded a community to help women who had entered prostitution. He also promoted devotion to the hearts of Jesus and Mary. Realizing the clergy needed reform as much as their flocks, he pledged another part of his life to the formation of seminaries. The call to loving service renews the church. Be part of this “reform movement”!
TODAY'S READINGS: Joshua 24:14-29; Matthew 19:13-15 (418)
“Children were brought to Jesus that he might lay his hands on them and pray.”