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195 YEARS LATER: AN OCCASION TO SEE THE OBLATE CHARISM, WITH ITS GREAT FLEXIBILITY AND FOCUS ON THE URGENT NEEDS OF THE PEOPLE, RISING TO THE OCCASION TO RESPOND WITH UNMEASURED ZEAL.

The Letter of Superior General to the Congregation on the Anniversary of the Papal Approval of the Constitutions and Rules – February 17, 2021 Pope Leo XII formally approved our Constitutions and Rules on February 17, 1826. To this day, … Continue reading

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JOIN THE MAZENODIAN FAMILY IN PRAYER ON FEBRUARY 14

 

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A HOLY WEEK INVITATION TO THE MAZENODIAN FAMILY

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THE PUBLIC SPOILS YOU ON ACCOUNT OF YOUR GOOD QUALITIES, ZEAL AND EVERYTHING ELSE THAT IS STRIKING ABOUT YOU

Father Louis Toussaint Dassy was an intelligent and highly talented Oblate who excelled at everything he did, both as a missionary preacher and the author of books as well as studying archaeology as a hobby. Eugene writes to him and … Continue reading

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GOD IS MY WITNESS HOW I FOLLOW YOU ALL WITH MY AFFECTION IN THE TENDERNESS OF CHRIST

Eugene, like St. Paul, was the father of the Oblate missionary family, and expressed his affection for the community leaving for Canada. As for me, I give thanks to God each time I think of you, in all my prayers, … Continue reading

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SHOW YOURSELF SUCH THAT YOUR COMPANIONS MAY SEEK AVIDLY TO FOLLOW YOU STEP BY STEP AND TO IMITATE YOU

Eugene’s missionary mandate to the first community of Oblates to go to Canada stressed how important it would be to support one another. Therefore be mutually encouraging and edify one another. Be united in the same spirit, working together for … Continue reading

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TAKE COMFORT IN THE LORD AND IN THE MIGHT OF HIS POWER

Quoting Saint Paul, Eugene sent his missionaries to Canada with evangelical courage. For the rest, brothers, take comfort in the Lord and in the might of His power. Put on the armour of God, hold yourselves erect, loins girded with … Continue reading

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HERE IS A ROAD THAT LEADS AFAR AND AN IMMENSE FIELD THAT UNFOLDS. A GATEWAY IS WIDE OPEN TO US.

In the formal letter sending out his Missionary Oblates, Eugene de Mazenod as Superior General mandated their mission. GOD AND FATHER OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, who has chosen and predestined us for the praise of the glory of his … Continue reading

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TONIGHT WE PARTED WITH OUR DEAR MISSIONARIES WHO LEAVE TOMORROW FOR CANADA

Finally, the moment of departure of the six Oblate missionaries had arrived. The gathered in Marseilles for a farewell. Filled with admiration for their generosity and spirit of oblation, Eugene exclaimed in his diary: September 28: Tonight we parted with … Continue reading

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YOU WILL NOT BEAR ME ANY GRUDGE, MY DEAR SON, IF I TELL YOU FRANKLY ALL I THINK

Choosing the first missionaries to go to Canada required the application of discernment on the part of Eugene and his Oblate council I assure you, my very dear son, that I thought of you only as well motivated in offering … Continue reading

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