Category Archives: WRITINGS

IT WAS FROM THE FOOT OF THE ALTAR THAT THEY WERE GOING OUT FOR FRESH CONQUESTS

Anniversary of the approval of the institute by the Holy See… The second renewal prescribed by the Chapter was carried out immediately afterwards, in my presence, by all the priests and oblates [ed. Eugene always referred ot the scholastics as … Continue reading

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ORPHANS WELCOMED WITH CHARITY AND TRUST IN DIVINE PROVIDENCE

At the end of each day, Eugene would write his personal journal and record some of the events of the day and his personal reactions. Today he gives thanks for the project of the orphanage which he and his uncle … Continue reading

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THE SENSITIVITY WHICH IS GIVEN ONLY TO THOSE WHO PROCLAIM JESUS CHRIST AND HIM CRUCIFIED

Eugene was a talented and successful preacher. The foundation of the Missionary Oblates aimed at preaching the Gospel to the most abandoned. In many of his writings we have come across texts insisting that the missionaries take special care of … Continue reading

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THE REASON IS THAT SOULS FEEL THE GOOD THAT HAS BEEN DONE THEM BY THE GREAT MINISTRY THAT HAS BEEN EXERCISED IN THEIR FAVOUR.

Eugene’s journal was where he recorded his personal reflections at the end of each day. His private entries give us an insight into who he really was. Today it is the founder and father-figure of the missionary family who rejoices … Continue reading

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THEATER CONSIDERED BY US ALL TOO JUSTLY AS THE TEMPLE OF THE DEVIL.

Two hundred years ago, when there was no electricity, radio nor television, it was the theaters and opera houses that provided public entertainment. In reality, the moral values portrayed by the majority of these performances were usually not in keeping … Continue reading

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THE EXTERNALS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE RELIGIOUS CEREMONY

Bishop Eugene reflected in his journal: Funeral obsequies of Count Pagano, consul general of Sardinia, Knight of St. Maurice. His position as consul of Sardinia and Knight of St. Maurice, as well as the good turns he did me in … Continue reading

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LISTENING TO THE CRY OF THE MOST ABANDONED IN CORSICA

In sending missionaries to Corsica, Eugene was responding to what he discerned to be the needs of the most abandoned. Firstly, far too many of the priests in Corsica had received very poor academic and pastoral training and it was … Continue reading

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ENTHRALLED BY THE OBLATE CHARISM

Eugene recalls the second mission which the Oblates had ever preached , in Fuveau in September 1816 (See https://www.omiworld.org/lemma/suzanne-marius/ ) at which the young Marius Suzanne was present. He immediately understood the Oblate charism and wanted to participate in it … Continue reading

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IN COMMUNION WITH THOSE WHO HAVE GONE BEFORE US

The Constitutions and Rules of an approved group in the Church are that group’s way of expressing the Gospel according to their God-given charism. This is why they are often referred to as a “Rule of Life.” Eugene was convinced … Continue reading

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WORK ONLY FOR GOD, WALK UNCEASINGLY IN HIS PRESENCE

Eugene’s constantly repeated reminder: the success of any pastoral action depends on the quality of one’s relationship with God – otherwise we are mere functionaries and not disciples.  I recommend you take it upon yourself to see that regularity is … Continue reading

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