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I WILL TRY TO PROFIT FROM MY SOLITUDE IN SOUL AND BODY

Having been given the heavy burden of being appointed Bishop of Marseilles. Eugene’s health suffered. Everyone, relatives, friends and doctor, having got together to insist on my going out of town to enable me to recover from the state of … Continue reading

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WE CAN NEVER DO ENOUGH TO BE GRATEFUL FOR ALL THE GOOD THE GOOD LORD HELPS US TO ACCOMPLISH

Eugene always rejoiced in the success of the ministry of his missionary sons. Writing to Fr Martin in Switzerland, he points out that the reason for his success is that he is allowing God to work through him. My dear … Continue reading

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NEVER COME DOWN FROM THE PULPIT WITHOUT HAVING AROUSED HEARTS TO CONTRITION AND LOVE

Eugene continues his advice to Fr. Mille while he accompanies the Archbishop of Aix and preaches in his place. In the morning, prior to the ceremonies, I think you will be asked to give a brief instruction on the Sacrament … Continue reading

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THE BISHOP AS CHIEF SHEPHERD

The Archbishop of Aix was in temporary poor health and needed someone to accompany him on his pastoral visits throughout the Archdiocese of Aix, and to preach on his behalf. Eugene appointed Oblate Father Mille to this important mission. I … Continue reading

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ST EUGENE SPEAKS FOR THE 2186th TIME – WHY THIS DAILY REFLECTION?

Dear Reader, Since May 2010, there have been 2185 entries in English on this site. Each of these has been translated into Spanish, French and Polish. Dedicating an hour a day each weekday to make this possible has become an … Continue reading

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ORAISON: PRAYING WITH THE MAZENODIAN FAMILY IN JANUARY

“In the prolonged silent prayer we make each day, we let ourselves be molded by the Lord, and find in him the inspiration of our conduct” (OMI Rule of Life, 33).  The practice of Oraison was an important part of St. … Continue reading

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A BLESSED NEW YEAR TO YOU

These daily reflections will resume on Monday January 20

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ORAISON: PRAYING WITH THE MAZENODIAN FAMILY

“In the prolonged silent prayer we make each day, we let ourselves be molded by the Lord, and find in him the inspiration of our conduct” (OMI Rule of Life, 33). The practice of Oraison was an important part of St. … Continue reading

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WITH MARY IMMACULATE DURING OUR PAUSE

As these reflections will pause until 13 January, I wish each of you a Happy Feastday for December 8, a fruitful Advent and all the blessings of Christmas. We ask Mary Immaculate to accompany us during this period: 
Mary Immaculate … Continue reading

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THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION – THE OBLATE MADONNA

We go back to 1822. In the midst of all his concerns for the survival of his newly-founded Missionary family, Eugene celebrated the feast of the Assumption. It was a day which was to leave a permanent impression on the … Continue reading

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