St. John Eudes: The Iconography
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St. John Eudes, a French priest, founded the Eudists, also known as the Society of Jesus and Mary. The society's primary mission was the education and reform of the clergy. It also promoted devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Butler, III, 351-54). For this reason, St. John's attribute is a burning heart, as on the scroll in the image at left. Sometimes he is also shown holding a crucifix.

Prepared in 2014 by Richard Stracke, Emeritus Professor of English, Augusta University

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St. John Eudes in St. Peter's Basilica, Rome

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  • Lived 1601-1680

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