Who Are We Today

The life and mission of the Blessed Sacrament Congregation is inspired today, as it always has been, by the mystery of the Eucharist. This gracious gift of the Lord sustains our life together. It nourishes our personal prayer and animates our mission in the church. Drawn by the love of the Eucharist, we commit ourselves to live in community as priests, deacons and brothers. We pledge ourselves to pray in communion with the Lord and to break bread for the life of the world, as Jesus commanded. In all this we follow in the footsteps of our founder, St Peter Julian Eymard.

From its tiny beginnings in Paris in 1856, the Congregation has spread around the world to every continent, including Australia. In the words of our Rule, ‘our mission is to respond to the hungers of humanity with the riches of God’s love manifested in the Eucharist’ (#3).