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THE NEED TO OPEN THEMSELVES WITH LOVE TO RECEIVE THE DIVINE SEED

Friday Advent Week 1 When he entered the house, the blind men approached him and Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I can do this?” “Yes, Lord,” they said to him. Then he touched their eyes and said, … Continue reading

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THE WORD HAS BROUGHT LIFE TO THOSE WHO HAVE RECEIVED IT

Thursday Advent Week 1  “Everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock. The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and buffeted … Continue reading

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CALLED TO WALK IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE APOSTLES TO SPREAD THE KNOWLEDGE AND THE LOVE OF JESUS CHRIST

Wednesday 30 November : St. Andrew As Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter, and his brother Andrew, casting a net into the sea; they were fishermen. He said to them, … Continue reading

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FILLED WITH THE GIFTS OF MY SAVIOUR

Tuesday Advent Week 1 Turning to the disciples in private he said, “Blessed are the eyes that see what you see. For I say to you, many prophets and kings desired to see what you see, but did not see … Continue reading

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WE ENCOMPASS THE WHOLE WORLD WITH OUR APOSTLES

Monday Advent Week 1 “I say to you, many will come from the east and the west, and will recline with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob at the banquet in the Kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 8:11 You will not find anywhere … Continue reading

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GIVE ME A PERSONAL ACCOUNT OF ALL YOUR MEMBERS IN THE MISSION OF AMERICA

“Let us all remember this: one cannot proclaim the Gospel of Jesus without the tangible witness of one’s life.” (Pope Francis) As Superior General, Eugene was obliged to make decisions regarding the welfare of the Oblates outside of France, but … Continue reading

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I CANNOT CONSENT THAT OUR FATHERS GO ALONE INTO ANY KIND OF MISSION

“Challenges exist to be overcome! Let us be realists, but without losing our joy, our boldness and our hope-filled commitment. Let us not allow ourselves to be robbed of missionary vigour!” (Pope Francis) Eugene had imagined that Fathers Aubert and … Continue reading

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REMEMBER THAT WHEREVER YOU ARE, YOU MUST ALWAYS BE WHAT YOU ARE

“Every Christian must be convinced of his fundamental and vital duty of bearing witness to the truth in which he believes and the grace that has transformed him.” (St. Pope John XXIII) In France, Eugene knew all the Oblates and … Continue reading

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WE NEED MEN AND THEY ARE SENDING ME CHILDREN!

“God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supply.” (Hudson Taylor) The Canadian Oblate, Alexandre Taché, was a 22 year-old scholastic when Eugene sent him to St Boniface.  Writing to Fr Pierre Aubert about him, Eugene said: I … Continue reading

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THERE ARE GLANCES WHICH HAVE A MARKED INFLUENCE ON ONE’S WHOLE EXISTENCE

“There are glances which have a marked influence on one’s whole existence. The look which I laid upon Fathers Honorat and Telmon contributed in no small measure to the whole direction of my life.” (Alexandre Taché OMI) Bishop Joseph Norbert … Continue reading

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