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THEY BURN WITH THE DESIRE TO BE WORTHY TO BE ADMITTED TO THE NOVITIATE WHEN THEY FINISH THEIR CLASSES.

Writing to Fr Mille about the death of an Oblate, Eugene noted the need to replace them with new candidates: Heaven is filling up with our men. If it is consoling to see all those who have been taken from … Continue reading

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HEAVEN IS FILLING UP WITH OUR MEN

Holy Week and the feasts, care of our sick, concern for their danger, sorrow at their loss, all these have contributed, my dear Father Mille, to delay my writing you … I am afraid the men at Calvaire failed to … Continue reading

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PIERRE MIE, A FOUNDING OBLATE WHO LIVED THE CHARISM TO THE END

The last years of Father Pierre Mie’s life were spent in teaching seminarians and ministering to the poor on the streets. At his death, Eugene had written: Like myself, you too will feel the great loss we incur in the … Continue reading

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PIERRE MIE OMI: “HE HAS SENT ME TO PREACH THE GOOD NEWS TO THE POOR”

With deepest sorrow I inform you of the death of our good and saintly Father Mie… Like myself, you too will feel the great loss we incur in the person of this blessed man whose presence among us here on … Continue reading

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THE DEATH OF ONE OF OUR FOUNDING FATHERS

With deepest sorrow I inform you of the death of our good and saintly Father Mie. Letter to Jean Baptiste Mille, 11 March 1841, EO IX n 726 Once Napoleon came to power in 1799, Father Mie was able to … Continue reading

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WITH DEEPEST SORROW I INFORM YOU OF THE DEATH OF OUR GOOD AND SAINTLY FATHER MIE

With deepest sorrow I inform you of the death of our good and saintly Father Mie. Letter to Jean Baptiste Mille, 11 March 1841, EO IX n 726 With these words Eugene announced the death of one of his first … Continue reading

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LET US LEARN TO APPRECIATE THE PART THE LORD HAS ASSIGNED TO US

Father Courtès in Aix en Provence was very generous in taking on priestly ministerial commitments for himself and the community in the city. Eugene reminds him to focus on why the Oblates were founded in that city All these occasion … Continue reading

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YOU MUST BE CAREFUL NOT TO PUT MEN AT RISK BY BURDENING THEM WITH WHAT THEY CANNOT DO

Eugene, writing to Fr. Courtès, the superior of the community in Aix en Provence, speaks of the new Oblate he has sent to the community: Jean Francois Allard. We will be hearing a lot more about him in the future … Continue reading

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BEHAVE WITH DIGNITY, SINCERITY AND MODERATION – THE GOOD LORD WILL DO THE REST

The Marian shrine of Notre Dame du Laus had been our first foundation outside of Aix in 1819. From that time on, the ministry of the shrine had grown and it became a popular pilgrimage and center of mission. Its … Continue reading

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DISCOURAGEMENT IS A WEAKNESS

Continuing to write to the discouraged missionaries: Discouragement is a weakness. If you analyse it well, you will find it is caused by self-love. The Lord, in giving you the lofty mission of sowing, planting and watering, has reserved to … Continue reading

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