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St. Peter Julian Eymard (1811-1868) founded the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament in 1856 and is known as the “Saint of the Eucharist” (a title confirmed by Pope St. John XXIII in his canonization homily, Dec. 9, 1962). He explored many aspects of the great mystery of the Holy Eucharist in the conferences he delivered to his fellow religious over the years. These conferences have been published in nine separate volumes under different titles. One of the volumes—entitled “Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament: Readings for the Month of May”— consists of thirty-one conferences, one for each day of the month. This article explores the theological underpinnings of the glorious title, Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, and it discusses St. Peter Julian Eymard’s marvelous insights regarding the Blessed Virgin and her relation to the Eucharist. In a special way, it highlights Our Lady as the most perfect adorer of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.


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