Father Florian X. Racine
Father Florian is the Moderator for the Missionaries of the Most Holy Eucharist. He earned a Bachelor’s of Civil Engineering from Ecole Spéciale des Travaux Publics in Paris in 1993 and a master’s degree in ocean engineering from Texas A&M University in 1994. After completing his studies and formation for the priesthood, he was ordained a Roman Catholic priest at the Diocese of Frejus-Toulon in 2002. In 2007, Fr. Racine established the Missionaries of the Most Holy Eucharist, a clerical association of diocesan rite, which was approved by Bishop Dominique Rey.
Fr. Florian lives in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte Baume and can be contacted for parish missions in France and Europe. Tel : 06 71 99 21 45 – Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Father Sean Davidson
Born in London, England in 1979, Fr. Sean spent much of his childhood and youth with his family in Ireland and it was there that he encountered the Lord at the age of 21. He decided to enter formation for the sacred priesthood in the summer of 2004 and his call was accompanied by a strong desire for Eucharistic Adoration, as well as the mission to make Jesus in the Eucharist known and loved. Thus he made the decision to go to France and assist with the project of Bishop Rey and Fr. Florian to establish a missionary community of adorer-priests dedicated to this end. Having completed his formation studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome in 2009, Fr Sean was ordained a priest in Toulon, France, on June 26th, 2011, the solemnity of Corpus Christi.
In addition to his missionary work around the world, Fr. Sean is now offering silent and preached Eucharistic Retreats in the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington, Long Island. He is also available for parish missions. For more information contact: email@example.com.
Father Gary Holmes
Fr. Gary was ordained a priest in June of 2013 in France. “Originally from Dublin, I am the youngest of six in an Irish Catholic family. Jesus desires to fill us with the Living Water which flows from His Eucharistic Heart. To the Samaritan woman at the well, Jesus said: “If only you knew what God is offering and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me something to drink,’ you would have been the one to ask and he would have given you living water” (Jn 4:10). As a Missionary of the Most Holy Eucharist the words “If only you knew what God is offering” resound very deeply in me. In Jesus, truly present in the Most Holy Sacrament, God is offering us everything. It is because of this that I desire to consecrate my priesthood to the Eucharist, I desire that many will come to know the “Gift of God” which alone can fill the human heart. Jesus wants to satisfy our thirst for the infinite and for happiness. This is why He remains with us in the Eucharist. He desires also that we render Him love for love in the Sacrament of His Love. “I so ardently thirst to be loved by men in the Most Blessed Sacrament that this thirst devours me” (Jesus to Saint Margaret Mary). Lord, grant that I may love you passionately and make you loved everywhere.”
Fr. Gary lives in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte Baume and can be contacted for parish missions in France and Europe. Tel : 06 71 99 21 45 – Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Father Barry Braum
Fr. Barry was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. In 2006, he entered the religious life where he was further able to discern Gods will regarding a vocation. The desire for a life consecrated to Mary and spent in Adoration of Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament led Fr. Barry to the Missionaries of the Most Holy Eucharist to be formed at the feet of Christ and to bring all souls to the Heart of Jesus, who is the fount of grace and Divine Mercy. Having completed his formation studies at Holy Apostles Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut, he was ordained a priest on June 28, 2015, by Bishop Dominique Rey at the Seminaire diocesain de l’Immaculee Conception Domaine de La Castille in France.
“The Immaculate Heart of Mary, where She pondered each moment of Christ’s life, is where we learn to adore. In Her Heart, we can become burning flames of adoration and reparation to Jesus present in the Eucharist. The Triumph of the Immaculate Heart will be the Eucharistic Reign of Jesus Christ. May Thy Kingdom come! St Peter Julian Eymard, St John Vianney, St Mary Magdalene, St Bernadette and St Therese of Lisieux. Pray for us.”
Fr. Barry is currently living in Rome. He is pursuing an STL in Dogmatic Theology at the Angelicum. He offers retreats and parish missions over the summer months. For more information contact: email@example.com
Father Jérôme Dernoncourt
Fr. Jérôme was born in 1979 in France and was raised as a Catholic but was not very devout until the age of 24 when he went on a pilgrimage to Our Lady of Chartres (Marian shrine)
“I went to confession for the first time in 10 years! I was living a very secular life and was also very sad. I was thirsting for absolute love but couldn’t find it! After the confession, I entered the crypt of the cathedral in which there is a relic of the veil of our lady (brought by Carolus Magnus in the 9th century). And as I approached it I had a strong encounter with God and started to go to mass every day with regular confession. I soon discovered the amazing presence of our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. I quickly felt called to give my life to Christ and to serve Him as a priest, in the service of the Eucharist. I wanted to be a deeply Eucharistic priest and I struggled in my answering the call because I wanted a profoundly eucharistic community. which I finally found with the Missionaries of the Most Holy Eucharist! Praised be Jesus Christ! I was ordained in June 2016, and I choose a verse from the book of revelation: ‘And he who was seated on the throne said, ‘Behold, I am making all things new.'”
Fr. Jerome lives in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte Baume and can be contacted for parish missions in France and Europe. Tel : 06 71 99 21 45 – Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Father Declan Gibson
Fr. Declan is the vocations director of the community. Originally from Ireland, he completed his formation studies at Holy Apostles Seminary in Hartford, Connecticut and was ordained to the priesthood in France on Sunday, June 26, 2016, by Bishop Dominque Rey.
Fr. Declan attributes being a Missionary of the Most Holy Eucharist as a truly wonderful gift given to him from the love and humility of our Blessed Mother. She loves Jesus so perfectly and wishes to give us her attributes and her heart with which to adore her Son, so that Jesus may receive from us a true communication of hearts…our heart with His heart.
“During adoration of Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament we are invited to enter into the interior life of our Blessed Mother so we may more deeply contemplate his life as she pondered it in her Heart and through the Holy Spirit bear witness to him and to his Divine, loving presence waiting for us in the Most Holy Eucharist.”
In addition to his missionary work around the world, Fr. Declan is now offering silent and preached Eucharistic Retreats in the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington, Long Island. He is also available for parish missions. For more information contact: email@example.com
Father Michael Donnelly
Originally from the city of Armagh, Fr. Michael is currently serving on his pastoral assignment in Ardglass in Northern Ireland.
“My calling to the holy priesthood is the fruit of a visit in August 2011 to a place called Medjugorje. It was there that I received so many special graces, but the most life-changing one of all was that I became aware of the Real Eucharistic Presence of Jesus Christ in the Most Blessed Sacrament. A few days after coming back from Medjugorje, I consecrated my heart to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Ever since the moment I gave my heart to Our Blessed Mother, She has unceasingly guided me to Her beloved Son Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament. My desire to adore Jesus has taken complete control of my heart. It is such a privilege to be called to a Eucharistic vocation and to be able to dedicate my life to the Real Eucharistic Presence of Jesus Christ the King of Kings, as well as to bring souls to His Most loveable Heart. All for the glory and honor of God!”
Following his pastoral assignment Fr. Michael will be serving with Fr. Sean and Fr. Declan in Long Island. In addition to missionary work around the world, Fr. Michael will be offering silent and preached Eucharistic Retreats in the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington. He is also available for parish missions. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Born and raised in Northern Ireland, Kevin is a 28-year-old currently spending a year in France discerning a call to the priesthood with the Missionaries of the Most Holy Eucharist. Prior to this, he worked as a medical doctor, having completed his degree at Queen’s University Belfast in 2014. It was during these seminal college years, as a young man searching for beauty and truth, that he encountered the Blessed Virgin Mary, who swiftly led him to the shock of the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist! Ever since then his heart has belonged to them, and to serve their ends in the salvation of their children is his sole desire. He takes his inspiration and direction from the late Pope Saint John Paul II, who in his final encyclical letter to the Church wrote these words:
‘To contemplate the face of Christ, and to contemplate it with Mary, is the “programme” which I have set before the Church at the dawn of the third millennium, summoning her to put out into the deep on the sea of history with the enthusiasm of the new evangelization. To contemplate Christ involves being able to recognize him wherever he manifests himself, in his many forms of presence, but above all in the living sacrament of his body and his blood.’
Please pray for Kevin during his time of discernment.