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AN INVITATION TO LEAVE NOTHING UNDARED WITH EUGENE DE MAZENOD

A free sixteen-part video series focused on the life, spirituality, and mission of St. Eugene de Mazenod, founder of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, who also inspired the formation of a charism family of laity and religious around the … Continue reading

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200 YEARS AGO ON AUGUST 15, 1822

 “To succeed in your intentions, entrust yourselves to the Blessed Virgin Mary always, but especially in moments of difficulty and darkness. ‘From Mary we learn to surrender to God’s will in things. From Mary we learn to trust even when … Continue reading

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MARY IMMACULATE – MOTHER OF THE SAVIOR

“If Jesus manifests what God is doing, Mary exemplifies how to receive what God is doing and hand it on to others. In art, she is invariably offering Jesus to the observer or inviting us to come to him.” (Sisters … Continue reading

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EUGENE’S  YOUTH MINISTRY SHAPED BY MARY AS MODEL OF FAITH

“Mother Mary, the Theotokos (‘God-bearer’), ushers in a time of justice and an ordered social advocacy. She proclaims that God is on the side of the oppressed, the disenfranchised, and the hungry, the poor and the broken-hearted. She reveals the … Continue reading

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THE GRACE OF OBLATION AT THE VERY MOMENT THAT MARY PRESENTS THE WORLD WITH ITS SAVIOR

“The contemplation of Mary’s faith urges us to renew, above all, our personal act of faith and abandonment to God. That is why it is so vitally important to say to God, once in life, let it be done, ‘fiat’, … Continue reading

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TO HONOR MARY MEANT TO CONTEMPLATE IN HER THE LIFE OF JESUS AND TO SEE TO IT THAT JESUS LIVED IN US LIKE HE LIVED IN MARY

“Holy Mary, Mirror of Justice, you reflect Jesus even more beautifully than the moon reflects the rays of the sun, pray for us that we too may be a mirror of your Son.” (St. John Henry Newman) On Eugene’s spiritual … Continue reading

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EUGENE ENTRUSTS HIS FORMATION IN THE SEMINARY TO MARY

“Mary was the first person to take the ‘way’ to enter the Kingdom of God that Christ opened, a way which is accessible to the humble, to all who trust in the word of God and endeavor to put it … Continue reading

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I WILL TURN TOWARDS THE IMAGE OF MARY AND ASK HER MATERNAL BLESSING

“In trial or difficulty I have recourse to Mother Mary, whose glance alone is enough to dissipate every fear.” (Saint Therese of Lisieux) During Eugene’s exile in Venice, the adolescent was blessed to have been accompanied by a young priest, … Continue reading

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THE DESIRE I HAVE ALWAYS HAD TO MAKE MARY KNOWN AND LOVED

“Mary Immaculate,
 inspire within me
 the same sentiments that were yours while pondering the revealed mysteries which you treasured in your heart” When God chose Eugene de Mazenod to be the the founder of the Mazenodian Family, the priests and … Continue reading

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THE BAPTISM OF EUGENE DE MAZENOD

“There are two great days in a person’s life – the day we are born and the day we discover why.” (William Barclay) Eugene celebrated this day every year, and gave it more importance than his birthday. His relationship with … Continue reading

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