Monthly Archives: May 2011

WHAT IS KILLING ME, IS THE THOUGHT THAT EVERY DAY I HAVE TO DO TWENTY THINGS OVER AND ABOVE WHAT I AM ABLE FOR

Apart from the non-stop activity, Eugene carried the responsibility of nurturing the infancy of the group of Missionaries. The identity of the group was being formed. The methodology and goals of their missionary activities were being worked out as they … Continue reading

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AT PRESENT, I CANNOT DO ANYTHING ELSE BUT WORK

After a pause to reflect on and celebrate the 150 years of the death of Saint Eugene, our daily reflections on his writings resume. We are in the year 1816 and we have reflected on the foundation of the Missionaries … Continue reading

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150 YEARS LATER, WHO IS SAINT EUGENE?

SAINT EUGENE CALLS US TO LIVE AS A FAMILY UNITED BY HIS MEMORY © Laurent Girard / Studio Mazenod (2011) – Tableau du Jean-Jacques Martin Father Fabre’s first circular letter to the Oblates after the General Chapter which elected him … Continue reading

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150 YEARS LATER, WHO IS SAINT EUGENE?

THE SPIRIT OF SAINT EUGENE CONTINUES TO BE ALIVE © Laurent Girard / Studio Mazenod (2011) – Tableau du Jean-Jacques Martin After Eugene’s death a General Chapter of the Oblates was convoked in 1861. At the opening session two of … Continue reading

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150 YEARS LATER, WHO IS SAINT EUGENE?

EUGENE, BISHOP OF MARSEILLE © Laurent Girard / Studio Mazenod (2011) – Tableau du Jean-Jacques Martin 1837 – nomination as Bishop of Marseille, the second-largest city of France Here I am in fact pastor and chief pastor of a diocese … Continue reading

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150 YEARS LATER, WHO IS SAINT EUGENE?

EUGENE, VICAR GENERAL OF MARSEILLE © Laurent Girard / Studio Mazenod (2011) – Tableau du Jean-Jacques Martin 1823 : nomination as principal Vicar General of his uncle, Bishop Fortuné de Mazenod. It was a difficult work of restoration and rebuilding … Continue reading

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150 YEARS LATER, WHO IS SAINT EUGENE?

EUGENE, SUPERIOR GENERAL OF A WORLDWIDE MISSIONARY CONGREGATION © Laurent Girard / Studio Mazenod (2011) – Tableau du Jean-Jacques Martin 1818: Eugene’s dream of never-ending horizons to preach the Gospel to the whole world: N.B. And even though, because of … Continue reading

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150 YEARS LATER, WHO IS SAINT EUGENE?

EUGENE, OBLATE OF MARY IMMACULATE © Laurent Girard / Studio Mazenod (2011) – Tableau du Jean-Jacques Martin 1826, February 17 – Ecclesiastical approbation by the Pope of the Congregation and its Rules, under the title of Missionary Oblates of Mary … Continue reading

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ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY YEARS AGO: 21 MAY 1861

When Father Fabre wrote to the Congregation to announce the death of Eugene, he described this conversation which had taken place the day before his death: Bishop, one of us asked him, give us some words to pass on to … Continue reading

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150 YEARS LATER, WHO IS SAINT EUGENE?

EUGENE, SON OF MARY IMMACULATE © Laurent Girard / Studio Mazenod (2011) – Tableau du Jean-Jacques Martin 1819 – The Marian sanctuary of Notre Dame du Laus is entrusted to the Missionaries as a place of permanent mission. During the … Continue reading

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