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“YOU ARE NECESSARY FOR THE WORK THAT THE LORD INSPIRES US TO UNDERTAKE”

Presentation 9 of the series “Eugene de Mazenod 101” is now available online. https://moodle.ost.edu/course/index.php?categoryid=28 A reminder that you can enroll for this course at any time. It is a basic introduction to Saint Eugene de Mazenod, with suggestions for personal … Continue reading

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ORAISON. JUNE 21: BLESSED JOZEF CEBULA OMI

“In the prolonged silent prayer we make each day, we let ourselves be molded by the Lord, and find in him the inspiration of our conduct” (OMI Rule of Life, 33). The practice of Oraison was an important part of St. Eugene’s daily prayer during … Continue reading

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FRIEND IN HEAVEN AND FRIEND ON EARTH

Friendship was always an important and necessary aspect of Eugene’s life. It is thus easy to understand his special relationship with Lazarus, the Gospel friend of Jesus. It was a relationship that he translated into everyday life. Tradition had it … Continue reading

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MY UNSHAKABLE INTENTION OF ESTABLISHING COMMUNITY LIFE FOR THE PASTOR AND THE CURATES IN ALL THE PARISHES

Once Eugene had been installed as Bishop of Marseilles. one of his first actions was to insist that the diocesan priests stop living alone, or with their families, and come to live together as a community of priests in the … Continue reading

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THERE ARE VARIETIES OF SERVICES, BUT THE SAME LORD

Eugene noted with sadness in his Diary: Letter of Fr. Courtès informing me of the sudden death of the esteemed Madame de Bausset, friend and distinguished benefactress of the Mission. I immediately wrote to all our houses so that every … Continue reading

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A QUARTER OF AN HOUR OF MEDITATION WILL PUT YOU BACK ON THE RIGHT TRACK

Eugene, whose life had been changed at the sight of the Cross, and who saw the image of the crucified Savior as the most important Mazenodian symbol, was horrified that one of the Oblates did not see any meaning in … Continue reading

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HE NEEDS TO HAVE LESS CONFIDENCE IN HIS OWN ENLIGHTENMENT

In January 1838 the Oblates were in full swing preaching parish missions throughout the south of France. Eugene was receiving regular reports from seven of them and was exultant about the fruits that were being produced. Father Guigues, however, was … Continue reading

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COME AND LEARN MORE ABOUT ST. EUGENE DE MAZENOD AND THE MAZENODIAN FAMILY CHARISM

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ORAISON. JUNE: BLESSED JOZEF CEBULA OMI

“In the prolonged silent prayer we make each day, we let ourselves be molded by the Lord, and find in him the inspiration of our conduct” (OMI Rule of Life, 33). The practice of Oraison was an important part of St. Eugene’s daily prayer during … Continue reading

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THIS IS A COAT OF ARMS THAT SPEAKS

Eugene de Mazenod was officially installed as Bishop of Marseilles in December 1837. As Chief Shepherd he  had to draw up an episcopal coat of arms with an espiscopal motto that would be the “logo” and ideal of his ministry. … Continue reading

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