St John Eudes


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French missioner. He joined the Oratory in 1623; after spending ten years conducting missions, he withdrew in 1643 and founded at Caen the ‘Congregation of Jesus and Mary’, an association of priests whose object was to run seminaries. He fostered devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and sought to give it a theological foundation; he also encouraged devotion to the Sacred Heart of Mary. Feast day, 19 Aug.

Subjects: Christianity.

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