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St John Eudes

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St. John was born in Ri, Normandy, France in 1601. He was a close friend of Vincent de Paul . He founded the Congregation of the "Priests of Jesus and Mary" and the Congregation of "Sisters of Our Lady of Charity".
St. John Eudes helped by his writings to begin a renewal of devotion to the heart of Mary. Both Pope Leo XIII and Pope St. Pius X called him, "the father, Doctor, and Apostle of the liturgical cult of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary".
Even two decades before the first liturgical celebrations in honour of the Heart of Jesus, St. John Eudes and his followers observed February 8th as the feast of the Heart of Mary, as early as 1643. Pope Pius VII ( d. 1823 ) extended its celebration to any diocese or congregation requesting it. St John died in 1680.

John Eudes and priestly formation