May 31st 1925

St.John Eudes was canonized on May 31st 1925, the solemnity of Pentecost.

THE WORDS OF POPE PIUS XI DURING THE CANONIZATION OF JOHN EUDES:

“His voice echoed throughout France, beginning as a fruitful preacher of the eternal truth, countless prey to the ancient enemy of humankind to be restored to the divine Redeemer. And, leaving aside all the rest, left as heirs to his apostolate the Society of Religious of Jesus and Mary, and inflamed with his zeal the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity, to which, in addition to the three vows accustomed, forced a fourth vow to host and guide back to the practice of an honest life the sinful women, not forgetting the mercy that Jesus Christ showed the Samaritan woman and the sinful and adulterous woman.”

The dossier that supports and asks for St. John Eudes to be declared as a Doctor of the Church has been submitted to the Congregation for the causes of Saints in April 2017.

“Father, you chose the priest John Eudes to preach the infinite riches of Christ.
By his teaching and example help us to know you better and live faithfully in the light of the gospel.”