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LEARN MORE ABOUT OBLATE MISSIONARY HISTORY

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LEARN MORE ABOUT FOUNDERS, CHARISMS, AND THEIR EXPRESSION IN CONSTITUTIONS AND RULES

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REFLECTING ON JESUS CHRIST THE SAVIOR WITH ST. EUGENE DE MAZENOD AND THE MAZENODIAN FAMILY

A month-by-month series of reflections compiled by Father David Muñoz OMI and members of the Mazenodian Family   Download the booklet at: https://omiusa.org/pdf/MazenodianFamilyBook.pdf

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I JOKE ABOUT THE PREFERENCE ACCORDED TO HIM

An entry from Eugene’s diary refers to the rivalry between the cities of Marseilles and Lyon as to which was the most important city. Lyon claimed to be the first French diocese, while Eugene differed and believed that Marseilles was. … Continue reading

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I GATHER THAT TRAVEL ILLNESS IS AS CONTAGIOUS AN EVIL AMONG US AS IS THE HORRIBLE TOBACCO HABIT

Eugene is sometimes accused by those who are not familiar with his writings of always being serious and not having a sense of humor. In fact, in his writings, we come across a very dry sense of humor. He was … Continue reading

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IT’S A TRULY HEAVENLY JOY! A PERSON COULD PASS FROM ONE PARADISE TO ANOTHER.

Another glimpse into the busy life of Bishop Eugene. A wonderful ordination of forty-three subjects. The ceremony was magnificent There were eight new diocesan priests, among them one Oblate, Marie Cyr Chauvet. Later, I went to the quarterly exercise of … Continue reading

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NEVER GET INTO AN AIR DRAUGHT WHEN YOU HAVE PERSPIRED

Father Moreau was Vicar General and superior of the Major Seminary in Ajaccio, Corsica. He had requested permission to make a pilgrimage to Rome. My dear Father Moreau, taking advantage of the Bishop of Ajaccio’s passing through, I will answer … Continue reading

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ALL THE CHILDREN OF THE CITY NUMBERING 1,700 WERE GATHERED TOGETHER THERE

Eugene de Mazenod was Superior General of a growing Missionary Congregation while at the same time Bishop of the second largest city of France. Here is a glimpse into just one of his activities: General Confirmation at the cathedral. I … Continue reading

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DO YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE MAZENODIAN CHARISM AND MISSION?

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I SEE A NEW ERA OPENING FOR THE CONGREGATION IN THE NEW WORLD IF, AS I HOPE, YOUR EXAMPLE IS IMITATED

Father Pierre Aubert responded immediately to his new assignment with a letter of acceptance that deeply touched Eugene. I have just received, my dear son, your letter of the 7th. It made me feel such joy that I cannot resist … Continue reading

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