Category Archives: WRITINGS

THE “SIGNS AND WONDERS” IN THE PREACHING OF MISSIONS

The central mission of each Oblate community was the preaching of missions in the Provençal language. Since 1816, the format of these missions had been unchanged. Eugene  reminds the Oblates of the highlights of each mission. Every ceremony was meant … Continue reading

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HOW MUCH DO I THANK THE LORD FOR KNOWING HOW TO SPEAK THE LANGUAGE OF THOSE I MUST INSTRUCT, AND WHO LISTEN TO ME BECAUSE THEY UNDERSTAND ME

“Confirmation at the La Charité home. A great number of children were presented to me to receive this sacrament”   Always close to the people, especially the poor in this almshouse of Marseilles “for the vagrants and the homeless,” Eugene … Continue reading

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REMEMBER THOSE WHO HAVE GONE BEFORE US AND KEEP THEIR SIGNIFICANCE ALIVE

Eugene recalls the death of a 28-year old Missionary Oblate as a result of typhus  We just held the anniversary service for our Father Pons… Here we put feeling into what we were doing, and it was easy to recognize … Continue reading

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BACK TO “NORMAL”

This adventure of exploring Eugene’s writings in chronological order began 10 years ago on 1 May 2010. Since then, 2295 entries have been published. I just cannot believe that this has all happened! And, Eleanor Rabnett has faithfully written her … Continue reading

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EATING BREAKFAST

“Do you love me?” (John 21:16 “After Jesus had revealed himself to his disciples and eaten breakfast with them” is the beginning of today’s Gospel (John 21:15-19). Throughout Lent and the Easter season Jesus has been “eating breakfast” with us … Continue reading

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IT IS A COMFORTING PROMISE THAT WITH JESUS IN US WE SHARE IN THE LOVE OF THE TRINITY.

“I made known to them your name and I will make it known, that the love with which you loved me may be in them and I in them.” (John 17:26) With today’s Gospel (John 17:20-26) we conclude the prayer … Continue reading

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YOU ARE SHARERS IN THE DIVINE NATURE

“As you sent me into the world, so I sent them into the world. And I consecrate myself for them, so that they also may be consecrated in truth.”(John 17:18-19) Jesus concluded his Last Supper discourse with a beautiful prayer … Continue reading

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DAILY CONVERSION TO THE FULLNESS OF LIFE

“Now this is eternal life, that they should know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ” (John 17:3) For many days we have been meditating on the Last Supper farewell discourse of Jesus to … Continue reading

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YOU MUST NOT LOSE HEART

I have told you this so that you might have peace in me. In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world. (John 16:33) The disciples are about to be scattered and Jesus is … Continue reading

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TAKE HIM INTO YOUR HEART AND BE NOT TROUBLED ABOUT ANYTHING

So you also are now in anguish. But I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you. (John 16:22) A commentator on today’s Gospel (John 16:20-23) reflects on several … Continue reading

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