Monthly Archives: August 2012

NEVER AGAIN

Marius Suzanne gave a description of the hundreds of people who, during the Aix mission, flocked to the sacrament of reconciliation ministered by Eugene and the Missionaries: In fact, I wish that all who live in our city of obstinate skeptics, all … Continue reading

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THE MAGNETIC ATTRACTION OF THE WORD OF GOD

Four weeks into the mission in Aix en Provence, Eugene’s  uncle Fortuné continued to enthuse about the effects of the ministry of the Missionaries of Provence, and of his nephew in particular. His way of life is truly a marvel … Continue reading

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DESCENDING INTO DARK CELLS

With a predilection for those whom the structures of the Church were not touching, the Missionaries reached out to various groups who needed a special focus or a particular message. As we reflect on this today, perhaps we could ask … Continue reading

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THE DANGER OF BRINGING CHRIST OUT OF THE CHURCH BUILDING

Not everyone was happy with the effects of the preaching of the Missionaries. Rey narrates this episode during the 1820 mission in Aix: Now, after this moving scene, there passed another one which showed how the heavens watched over their … Continue reading

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HE WORKS HIS WAY INTO THE SOUL WITHOUT EFFORT

Eugene certainly drew the crowds through his style of preaching. Marius Suzanne, who was a novice in 1820 during the mission in Aix, described Eugene’s technique of communicating the Savior, and the reaction of his listeners: The following Tuesday I … Continue reading

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POINTING TO JESUS CHRIST THROUGH HIS PERSONAL EXPERIENCE

Marius Suzanne describes Eugene’s preaching on Good Friday of 1820 during the Aix mission. He who had been captivated as a young man by Jesus the Saviour on that Good Friday more than twenty years before, truly showed himself to … Continue reading

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A WINDOW FOR GOD’S LOVE TO SHINE THROUGH

On returning to Aix as a newly-ordained priest, Eugene had set the tone of his ministry: My chief occupation will be to love him, my chief concern to make him loved. To this I will bend all my efforts, time, … Continue reading

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