Category Archives: WRITINGS

SUMMER BREAK

Due to the hectic activities around the end of the academic year at Oblate School of Theology, and my summer break, this service will be paused until the end of May. A reminder that all 1640 previous entries can be … Continue reading

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EUGENE AND THE RESURRECTION: DESIRING THAT THOSE IN WHOM HE CONTINUES TO SUFFER WILL KNOW ALSO THE POWER OF HIS RESURRECTION

Through the eyes of our crucified Saviour we see the world which he redeemed with his blood, desiring that those in whom he continues to suffer will know also the power of his resurrection (cf. Phil 3: 10). CC&RR, Constitution … Continue reading

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EUGENE AND THE RESURRECTION: FROM THE CROSS TO THE POWER OF THE RESURRECTION

Eugene’s Good Friday experience did not leave him standing at the foot of the Cross. The focus of his life had changed, and it became a continuous Easter – responding to the light of the Risen Christ’s, “I am with … Continue reading

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EUGENE AND THE RESURRECTION: I WENT IN SPIRIT THROUGH THE CHURCHES OF THE WHOLE EARTH, WHERE AT THE SAME MOMENT THE VAULTS WERE RESOUNDING WITH THE PRAISES OF THE RISEN LORD

Eugene continues to describe his joyful Easter celebration at the seminary: I went in spirit through the churches of the whole earth, where at the same moment the vaults were resounding with the praises of the Risen Lord. I was … Continue reading

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EUGENE AND THE RESURRECTION: THE SOUNDS OF JOY THAT RE-ECHOED IN MY EARS AND PENETRATED TO THE DEPTHS OF MY HEART

  Easter Day found us in the Church at 4:00 a.m. to sing Matins, Lauds and Prime. After Prime, a first High Mass was sung at which the seminary received communion… We returned at 10:45 for the second High Mass … Continue reading

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EUGENE AND THE RESURRECTION: GRATITUDE MUST FILL OUR HEARTS AT THE THOUGHT THAT THIS GOOD MASTER HAS REALLY WILLED TO MAKE US SHARERS IN HIS RESURRECTION

Eugene describes his joy at his first Easter celebration as a seminarian at Saint Sulpice. What a ravishing ceremony for Christians, how the heart was bursting, what joy as one joined with the whole Church of heaven and earth to … Continue reading

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LIVING HOLY WEEK WITH SAINT EUGENE: GOOD FRIDAY – CAN I FORGET THE SIGHT OF THE CROSS?

 Can I forget the bitter tears that the sight of the cross brought streaming from my eyes one Good Friday? Retreat Journal, December 1814, EO XV n.130 “Can I forget … the sight of the cross?” asks Eugene? Every action of … Continue reading

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LIVING HOLY WEEK WITH SAINT EUGENE: GOOD FRIDAY –  THAT MOMENT WHEN HIS EYES MET MINE, THE MOMENT WHEN HE MADE ME REALIZE THAT HE LOVED ME

Can I forget the bitter tears that the sight of the cross brought streaming from my eyes one Good Friday? “Can I forget … the sight of the cross?” asks Eugene, and the peace that flowed into his life as … Continue reading

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LIVING HOLY WEEK WITH SAINT EUGENE: THE JOY OF OBLATION ON HOLY THURSDAY

  … we pronounced our vows with an indescribable joy. We savoured our happiness throughout this beautiful night, in the presence of Our Lord, at the foot of the magnificent throne where we had placed Him for the Mass of the … Continue reading

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LIVING HOLY WEEK WITH SAINT EUGENE: HOLY THURSDAY AS AN INVITATION TO RENEW OUR “YES” TO GOD

  Less than three months after Eugene and his first companions had come to live in community, two of them felt the need to make a more definitive consecration of themselves to God. Eugene recalled: Briefly put. Father Tempier and … Continue reading

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