LAY ASSOCIATES of the EYMARDIAN FAMILY
ANSWERING A VOCATIONAL CALL TO
A LIFE IN THE EUCHARIST
“Happy is the soul that knows how to find Jesus in the Eucharist, and the Eucharist in all things!”
Saint Peter Julian Eymard,
Apostle of the Eucharist, pray for us.
As a pro-life advocate, I pray that my eyes be open to find all things in light of the Eucharist, the Mystery of the Cross: That I might see a culture of life, be blessed by the rain of a sidewalk prayer vigil, to endure insults happily, to be protected from objects of harm, to be blessed for the sake of righteousness in hope that hardened hearts see my wooden prayer beads and are softened through eyes of mercy, forgiveness and peace. The Eucharist challenges me to see the face of God in everyone.
I have begun to find joy in daily challenges and accept what Jesus wishes to teach me. I now look for meaning through a Eucharistic lens and see God's humor more often. If I had to be a piece of art, Father John, it would most likely be a collage.
Most recently, the Holy Spirit has opened my eyes to another conceptualization of becoming leaven for our brothers and sisters. The encounters become a mission to bring God's people to the Eucharist, a family parish community in unity living as the body of Christ.
Saint Peter Julian Eymard, guide me when I am weak and fan the flames of my love for the Eucharist, drawing me to where the will of God calls me.
Associate servant leader, Gloria
"We share in the charism of Saint Peter Julian Eymard as lived by the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament to make known the love of God present in the Eucharist as Eucharistic evangelizers."
“Inspired by the spirit of Saint Peter Julian Eymard, we form a lay Association, approved by the Church, called the Aggregation of the Blessed Sacrament in partnership with the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament and the Servants of the Blessed Sacrament.
We thus seek to pursue our Christian vocation and our call to holiness by following the evangelical way taught by Saint Peter Julian Eymard.”
Rule of Life for Associates, #1
WHAT WE DO
“Our ideal is to live the mystery of the Eucharist fully
and to make known its meaning
so that Christ’s reign may come and the glory of God may be revealed to the world.
In response to our baptismal vocation, we seek to witness to Christ’s presence
at the crossroads of society and, starting from the Eucharist,
we strive to influence our world in the light of this mystery,
source and summit of all evangelizing.”
Rule of Life for Associates, #2
"We are called to live an authentically eucharistic Christian spirituality, and we are moved by the spirit of love that led Christ to give his life for the world and to perpetuate the gift in the Eucharist. We associate ourselves to this gift that he makes of himself, and we put ourselves at the service of the Kingdom, making our own the Apostle's words: "It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me."
Rule of Life for Associates, #4
FIND YOUR FAITH-
We invite you to Journey Home in the Eucharist. We recognize our apostolate as a vocation and a role to bring conversion and salvation to souls in making known the love of God in the Eucharist. These actions mirror our rule of life defined and devoted to joyful contentment through Jesus Eucharistic. Fundamentally, we are called to holiness by our incorporation into Christ by Baptism to be more perfectly bound to His Mystical Body by Confirmation by Christ Himself.
Come Home to the Catholic Church.
One Baptism, One Faith,
One Lord of All!