(Blessed) (November 19) (17th century) A French Saint, founder of the well-known Religious Congregation called after him the Eudists. Their work is chiefly the direction of Ecclesiastical Seminaries and the preparing of youth for the priesthood. Blessed John Eudes was a zealous missionary, and persevered in his preaching expeditions until beyond his seventy-fifth year of age. He was also the author of several valuable ascetical treatises. He died at Caen in Normandy, August 19, A.D. 1680.
- Monks of Ramsgate. “John Eudes”. , 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 October 2013. Web. 25 September 2016. <>