Saint Peter Julian Eymard (1811-1868)
for August 3
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Saint Peter Julian Eymard chose to become a priest against his father's wishes. This was extremely difficult for Saint Peter, but he knew that he wanted to be a priest and that God was calling him to it. Saint Peter demonstrates how, sometimes, in choosing a path that agrees with our desires, beliefs and/or faith, we will encounter opposition from those we love. While it is important to consider the advice of those to whom we are closest, it is also important to be willing, after a careful examination, to continue on our journey confidently.
Dear Jesus, please give me the wisdom to discern your will and the courage and confidence to carry out this will regardless of the opinions of others.