Monthly Archives: March 2016

OUR FOUNDING VISION: THE EXCLUSIVE POSSESSION OF THE MISSIONARY OBLATES?

I am writing this from Vancouver, where I have just completed a retreat weekend with 35 members of our Mazenodian Family in British Columbia: representatives of two lay associate communities who meet monthly, 5 Oblate missionaries, and dedicated people from … Continue reading

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OUR FOUNDING VISION: AS EXPERIENCED TODAY BY THE MEMBERS OF OUR MAZENODIAN FAMILY

Earlier this year I was part of the OST pilgrimage to France to commemorate our bicentenary. What a joy to be able to accompany the pilgrims as they deepened their knowledge of St Eugene and his founding vision – and … Continue reading

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OUR FOUNDING VISION: REFLECTED BY OUR LAY MEMBERS OF THE MAZENODIAN FAMILY

I have just had the privilege of completing a weekend of charism animation in one segment of our mission center in Brownsville, Texas. Our founding vision, established in this part of the world in 1849, is evident and alive in … Continue reading

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OUR FOUNDING VISION: THE MISSIONARY AS A FRAGILE VESSEL

The missionaries were fragile persons and not all was rose-colored in their life. Those who have been accepted into the Society may be sent away only for serious reasons on the request of the superior plus a two-thirds majority voted … Continue reading

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OUR FOUNDING VISION: THE NEED TO BE IMMERSED AND FORMED IN OUR CHARISM

The founding generation looked to the future in its vision-document: Those who present themselves for admission into the Society will be tested in a novitiate until they finish their studies or are judged fit for the work of the missions. … Continue reading

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