Saint Peter Julian Eymard (1868)

He was a French priest who founded a beautiful Religious Order known as “the Priests of the Blessed Sacrament.” He was a great advocate of early Communion for Catholic children. “A Catholic youth who has never made his First Communion,” he said, “may be regarded as lost to the Church.” He was a great friend of Saint John Marie Vianney, the Cure of Ars. After a long period of suffering from sickness and other trials, Saint Peter Julian Eymard died at the age of fifty-seven.


Saint Peter Julian Eymard