Monthly Archives: December 2015

PAUSE FOR CHRISTMAS

We take a break now until the end of December. When we start again, I will invite you to journey with me each day towards our 200th anniversary of foundation on January 25. What a joyful moment in which to … Continue reading

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HOW TO LIVE THE SAVIOR’S LOVE

Eugene spent one semester on the faculty of the seminary and then returned to Aix to begin his priestly ministry. Shortly after this he spent time doing a retreat so as to focus himself in his ministry. His focus was … Continue reading

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LET YOUR WORDS TEACH AND YOUR ACTIONS SPEAK

The foundational level of spirituality has to be lived out and expressed. Eugene expressed the means he used to focus on seeing everything through the eyes of Christ the Savior in these resolutions, written a few days after his priestly … Continue reading

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THE FIRST FOUNDATIONAL LEVEL OF OUR MAZENODIAN SPIRITUALITY

Why did Eugene become a priest? He replies over and over again with the same reply: Pure love of the glory of God, the most ardent desire for the salvation of one’s neighbor, the needs of the abandoned Church, there … Continue reading

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A YEAR OF MERCY WITH MARY IMMACULATE

Mary Immaculate is patroness of our Congregation. Open to the Spirit, she consecrated herself totally as lowly handmaid to the person and work of the Saviour. She received Christ in order to share him with all the world, whose hope … Continue reading

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WE GATHER AS A MAZENODIAN FAMILY TO EXPRESS OUR LOVE FOR MARY IMMACULATE

To this end, I invoke the intercession of the Most Holy and Immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of God, daring to remind her in all humility, but with consolation, of the filial devotion of my whole life, and of the desire … Continue reading

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MARY IMMACULATE – MOTHER OF THE SAVIOR

As we prepare to celebrate our patronal feast, and the start of the Year of Mercy, we recall a day which was to leave a permanent impression on the history of our Mazenodian family – and so it is important to explore … Continue reading

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FEELING WITH AND RESPONDING TO THE VICTIMS OF THE REVOLUTION

Why did Eugene become a priest? Because he was moved by the condition of the poor whose faith had been weakened or destroyed by the Revolution. Looking at them through the eyes of the Savior urged him to dedicate himself … Continue reading

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LOOKING AT THE SUFFERING MEMBERS OF OUR CHURCH WITH THE EYES OF CHRIST THE SAVIOR

Why did Eugene become a priest? As we have seen, a second motivation in his decision was his wish to respond to the suffering of the Church. It was not a “feel-good” motivation, but one that came as a result of … Continue reading

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AT THE SERVICE OF A PERSECUTED AND ABANDONED CHURCH

  Why did Eugene become a priest? The second motivation is that, through the eyes of the crucified Savior he was able to understand the suffering of the Church in France, nearly having been destroyed by the Revolution, and now … Continue reading

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