November 17, 2014, marks the 155th anniversary of the establishment of the Aggregation of the Blessed Sacrament in 1859.
On the international website of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament, we read: “The Aggregation of the Blessed Sacrament is a public, universal, and international association of faithful affiliated with the religious institutes founded by Saint Peter Julian Eymard ― the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament and the Servants of the Blessed Sacrament ― and recognized by the Catholic Church.”
“It stems from the long tradition of our religious families which gave life to a ‘public association of lay faithful’ in order to share the same Eucharistic spirituality and mission with the laity, drawing inspiration from Saint Peter Julian Eymard.”
“Guided by the Rule of Life for Associates, their Christian vocation is to give witness to Christ in the midst of our human society and, starting from the Eucharist, source and summit of all evangelizing, to . . . permeate evangelically all human realities. Organized on an international, national, and local level, they take an active role in the actions of the local church in fostering solidarity, human dignity, and holistic human development.”
On Sunday, November 9, 2014 Father Joseph Binh Vu Quoc SSS and Father Sebastião Machado SSS, members of the General Council of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament in Rome, were present at Saint Vincent de Paul Church, Holiday, Florida, as the local associates renewed their promise, the first of many renewal ceremonies taking place across the USA at this time.
Fathers Binh and Sebastião were in the United States to take part in the Provincial Chapter.
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