rue Leclerc (between boulevard Saint-Jacques and rue Saint-Jacques), Paris, France [ Map ]
Rue Leclerc is a small, narrow street comprising mostly twentieth century buildings. In the second half of the nineteenth century, soon after Eymard’s death, this street was the location of the fourth residence of the Blessed Sacrament Congregation’s Paris community. The same premises later became the second Paris residence of the Servants of the Blessed Sacrament.
Between 1869 and 1876, the Blessed Sacrament Congregation’s Paris community occupied a rented building in rue Leclerc. This location was the Paris community’s first change of residence after Eymard’s death. Eymard’s followers were now responsible for maintaining and building on the success of the work he established.
When the Paris community moved to the new Corpus Christi Chapel on avenue de Friedland in 1876, the rue Leclerc premises were occupied by the Servants of the Blessed Sacrament. The Servants remained at this location until 1900, when their Paris community transferred to 16 rue Cortambert.