Eugene concludes his letter to Jourdan by urging him to pray each day and especially to take the Eucharist as his source of support.
Beware of staying a single day away from the holy altar; it is there you must replenish your strength. At the moment of communion, tell him lovingly about all your sorrows: “vim patior, responde pro me” [ed. Is. 38, 14: “O Lord I am oppressed be my security!”].
Embrace his feet in spirit, protest that you will never separate yourself from him, that you wish to love him for ever, then take him into your heart and be not troubled about anything. That is what the Lord inspires me to say to you. Adieu, I embrace you very tenderly while commending you to our good mother Mary.
Letter to Jacques Antoine Jourdan, 30 March 1823, EO VI n 99
“When you cannot stand, He will bear you in His arms.“ Francis de Sales