God finally took Abba John Eudes home on February 21, 2020. We were all with him, seven of us who loved him very much, holding on to his hands and feet. He was never alone! Thank you Lord for a precious gift of life. May he enjoy his eternal life with You and the Blessed Mother. Amen.
Abba fought a long, tough, courageous and good fight especially during his final years. He had more than 9 lives which he loved and lived them to the fullest. Until the last hours when he was still concious, like St. Augustine whom he admired greatly, when he could, he never stopped praising and saying the psalms. The last prayer I witnessed he said was in Latin before he began to rest his soul on the Blessed Mother’s arms who had waited long enough to welcome him home as the Angels rejoiced while I selfishily wept.
No one I know suffered as much as he did. He faithfully helped carry the Saviour’s cross which he revered and embraced all his life. He was a man who wore many hats. He was and is everything to me and New Helfta. The Spritual Father is irreplacable, unfogotten, greatly missed but very much alive in spirit as we try to carry on his legacy, to follow and share his teaching as how to love God and live the life pleasing to Him through our love and service to His people.
For this very intention I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.