Feastday of St. John Eudes

Today is the feastday of St. John Eudes (1601-1680), whose devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary I wrote about a few months ago, in this post.  You can learn more about St. John Eudes on the website of the Congregation of Jesus and Mary (the Eudists).

Here is another of St. John Eudes’ prayers, which I found on the website of the Good Shepherd Sisters, Province of Australia and Aotearoa [New Zealand]:

O most benevolent
and most merciful
Heart of Jesus,
imprint in our hearts
a perfect image
of your great mercy,
so that we may fulfil
the commandment
You gave us:
“Be merciful
as your Father
is merciful”.

Mother of mercy,
look upon
so much misery,
so many poor people,
so many captives,
so many prisoners,
so many men and women
who suffer persecution
at the hands of their brothers and sisters,
so many defenceless people
so many afflicted souls, so many troubled hearts.

Mother of mercy, open the eyes
of your clemency and see our desolation.
Open the ears of your goodness
and hear our supplication.

Most loving and most powerful advocate,
show that You are truly the Mother of Mercy.


2 Responses

  1. Hi Gabrielle – I thought of you after I posted this. I’ll add another post soon on it. I hope all is well.


  2. Thanks, Jerome! This made my day! Looking forward to more info when you’re able.

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