The “Missionaries of the Most Holy Eucharist” is a public clerical association, which has for its charism the promotion of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration in parishes and dioceses. The association was erected by Bishop Dominique Rey, bishop of Fréjus-Toulon on July 17th 2007 in Paray-le-Monial, the sanctuary where Jesus made known to St. Margaret Mary his “thirst” to be loved in the Blessed Sacrament.
The moderator is Fr. Florian Racine and the community is based in the town of Saint Maximin, France and is in charge of the Basilica which contains the relics of Saint Mary Magdalene.
The Missionaries are a community working to increase the Eucharistic Reign of Jesus in ourselves and in the world. Its goal is the establishment of Eucharistic Shrines, perpetual adoration in parishes and the formation of adorers so that they will be able to love Jesus and make Him loved.
“In order to continually maintain a greater awareness of the ontological link between the Eucharist and the Priesthood,” and in response to the desires of the Congregation for the Clergy, the goal of the Missionaries of the Most Holy Eucharist is the establishment of Eucharistic Shrines. These shrines, which are also the residence of the permanent members of the community, are places “which radiate and foster the special love that the Church has for the Holy Eucharist, worthily celebrated and continuously adored.” “…with an awareness that action follows being and that the soul of every apostolate is Divine intimacy,” these Eucharistic Shrines will be the place in which intimacy of life can be lived by the permanent MSE members with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament through continuous Adoration. These shrines then serve as a base for all missionary and pastoral activity of the community. These Shrines will be sanctuaries where the Eucharist is loved and adored, and where souls are united to the Blessed Sacrament through confession, preaching, teaching, writings, missions, retreats and ongoing formation made available by the Missionaries. – Taken from the MSE Statutes
The Missionaries have also established a Eucharistic Retreat Center in the United States offering silent and preached retreats to the laity, religious and clergy. The center is located in the beautiful Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington, New York on Long Island. Surrounded by hundreds of acres of magnificent countryside, on the North Shore of the island, the seminary offers an ideal location for the person who needs a break from hectic daily life, to spend time with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and to listen to the voice of the One who speaks most powerfully in silence.