When Saint Peter Julian Eymard founded the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament in Paris, France in 1856, he envisioned a larger, global Eucharistic family giving glory to Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament. In addition to the religious congregation for men, Saint Peter Julian Eymard’s wider Eucharistic family includes a religious community for women as well as associates.
Congregation of the
Priests and Brothers
The religious of the Blessed Sacrament have continued the mission begun by Saint Peter Julian Eymard. Like him, we want the Mystery of the Eucharist to be loved and lived in its fullness.
Our mission is to respond to the hungers of the human family with the riches of God’s love manifested in the Eucharist (Rule of Life, 3). We do this primarily in the parishes in which we serve. Every day we pray the divine office, we adore the Blessed Sacrament, and we celebrate worthily the sacred mysteries while serving faithfully Christ’s holy Church.
If you are attracted by this mission, then please contact our Vocation Director at (440-442-7243) or via e-mail ([email protected]).
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Servants of the
Three years after he founded the men’s religious community for priests and brothers, Saint Eymard, with the collaboration of Mother Marguerite Guillot, founded a religious community for women called the Servants of the Blessed Sacrament. Pope Pius IX definitively approved the Sisters’ congregation in 1871. These consecrated women — religious sisters or nuns –- are called to live the Eucharistic Mystery fully in a gospel community. They are committed to manifest by their whole lives their faith in the presence and love of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist, worshiping him in spirit and in truth. The sisters maintain continuous adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in their communities, and do various works that help to make the Eucharist known and loved. Each of their communities are centers of adoration –- cenacles — which draw others closer to the Lord Jesus and help them to grow spiritually and contemplatively.
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Aggregation of the
Blessed Sacrament Associates (members of the Aggregation of the Blessed Sacrament) share in the charism of Saint Peter Julian Eymard by centering their lives on the presence of Christ in the Eucharist as lived and modeled by the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament. Associates commit themselves to be disciples and apostles of the Eucharist, participating fully in the liturgy of the Eucharist, personal prayer in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament, and engaging in a variety of ministries, to manifest the fruit of worship and prayer. Following a period of formation and discernment, they make a public commitment.
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