Following in the footsteps of Father Eymard,
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
Saint Peter Julian Eymard was captivated by the Eucharist. It was at the table of the Lord that he discovered the love of God in its most immediate and enduring expression. The experience changed his life and became the focus of his ministry. In his own words, he desired only to “bring all the world to the knowledge and love of our Lord; to preach nothing but Jesus Christ, and Jesus Christ eucharistic.”
Saint Peter Julian was both a disciple of the Eucharist and an apostle of the Eucharist. His spirituality was formed by the celebration of the Eucharist and by prayerful contemplation of its meaning, and his ministry flowed from it. He viewed the Eucharist as a powerful means for the renewal of the church and the transformation of society, and as a response to the deep hungers of humanity.
We are an apostolic group of men whose prophetic mission is to assist the church in her efforts to form Christian communities whose center of life is the Eucharist.
We work in partnership with committed lay men and women in promoting knowledge and love of the Eucharist through our Center for Eucharistic Evangelizing and the Life in the Eucharist movement.
We serve in a wide variety of ministries:
- administering parishes
- celebrating the sacraments
- accompanying those who are journeying in faith through the catechumenate
- liturgical training and programs of formation for ministry
- retreat work
- promoting Christian unity and dialogue among religions
- involvement in social ministries that serve the poor
- extending hospitality to priests and offering programs of spiritual formation of the clergy and hospitality toward them.
By our life of communal prayer, fellowship, and ministry, we seek to give witness to the transforming power of the Eucharist.
Pope Francis has summoned the church to a great JUBILEE YEAR OF MERCY, starting on December 8, 2015, the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Eucharist is the table of mercy. As the Holy Father reminds us,
“We celebrate the Eucharist
not because we are worthy,
but because we recognize our need
for God’s mercy,
incarnate in Jesus Christ.”
The mercy of God redeems us in the Lord Jesus. Come to his table!