Monthly Archives: June 2011

OUR MISSIONS ARE FEATS OF STRENGTH

At the end of the mission in Fuveau, Eugene wrote to his friend, Forbin Janson: It was impossible, my beloved brother, to reply to the letter which you last wrote to me. I was on a mission and our missions … Continue reading

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ON THE HONEYMOON OF THEIR MISSIONARY BEGINNINGS

The mission in Fuveau took place from the 1st to the 29th September, 1816 and was conducted by Eugene and Fathers Tempier, Mie and Deblieu. In their book, Al Hubenig and René Motte write of this mission: That the missionaries … Continue reading

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SHOW THEM A LIGHT MORE BRILLIANT THAN THE SUN

With his health restored after his prolonged break, Eugene returned to Aix and to the activities of the Missionaries. The season for preaching parish missions was approaching. They were about to set out to the village of Fuveau for their … Continue reading

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WE ARE DETERMINED TO BEGIN WITH THE VILLAGES

Eugene continues to show the direction of the decisions made regarding their choice of ministry. Forbin Janson had invited them to assist him in the preaching of two city missions. Eugene and the Missionaries refuse, seeing their calling towards the … Continue reading

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EVANGELIZING POOR PEOPLE OF THE RURAL AREAS RATHER THAN CITY DWELLERS

The time of enforced rest for Eugene was a time of blessing not only for him but for the future of the Missionaries as well. Being forced to stop and reflect, he was given the opportunity to clarify important issues … Continue reading

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THROUGH OUR OBLATION WE ARE INSTRUMENTS OF THE SAVIOUR

I wish you to change the end of our litanies; instead of saying Jesus sacerdos, we must say Christe salvator. That is the aspect under which we ought to contemplate our divine Master. Our particular vocation is such that we … Continue reading

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CO-OPERATORS OF THE SAVIOUR

I wish you to change the end of our litanies; instead of saying Jesus sacerdos, we must say Christe salvator. That is the aspect under which we ought to contemplate our divine Master. Our particular vocation is such that we … Continue reading

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SAVIOUR: THAT IS THE ASPECT UNDER WHICH WE OUGHT TO CONTEMPLATE OUR DIVINE MASTER

The Holy Spirit inspires certain groups and individuals to a deep understanding of one particular word or aspect of God, which then becomes the focus of their way of life and of their ministry. Religious Orders and Congregations and Ecclesial … Continue reading

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THE COMMUNITY WHOM I LOVE TENDERLY IN THE LORD, OUR COMMON LOVE

As we have seen, Eugene’s time of enforced rest became the opportunity for a retreat and a time for reflection on the eventful events of the previous months. It was a grace-filled time because it allowed him to come to … Continue reading

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TO ACT ALWAYS IN A PERFECT DEPENDENCE ON GOD’S WILL, IN PERFECT LIBERTY OF SPIRIT, IN UNION WITH GOD

Eugene’s retreat notes continue with many resolutions on his prayer life, Eucharistic devotion, praying the breviary etc. Realizing how his busy-ness can disturb his moments formally dedicated to prayer, he expresses an attitude of fundamental importance: Since I am so … Continue reading

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