Monthly Archives: May 2016

SUMMER BREAK

Our daily reflections will resume on 18 July. I have a number of activities and commitments where I will not have access to internet. I look forward to continuing our reflections thereafter.

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OUR FOUNDING VISION TODAY: MISSIONARY DISCIPLES WHO SHARE SPIRITUALITY

We are a missionary Congregation… Wherever we work, our mission is especially to those people whose condition cries out for salvation and for the hope which only Jesus Christ can fully bring. These are the poor with their many faces; … Continue reading

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OUR FOUNDING VISION TODAY: ALWAYS MISSIONARY DISCIPLES

  We are a missionary Congregation…. Wherever we work, our mission is especially to those people whose condition cries out for salvation and for the hope which only Jesus Christ can fully bring. CC&RR, Constitution 5 Pope Francis captures the … Continue reading

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OUR FOUNDING VISION TODAY: LOOKING AT THE FACE OF THE OTHER

When Eugene reflected on his conversion he spoke about having searched for happiness outside of God, and finding only unhappiness and frustration. When he looked at himself through the eyes of the Crucified Savior, he recognized his own poverty and … Continue reading

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OUR FOUNDING VISION TODAY: THE POOR WITH THEIR MANY FACES

On March 17 I had written: “Two hundred years have passed since Eugene and his first companions expressed their founding vision in writing and in actions. Today that initial vision continues to inspire us and is expressed in a special … Continue reading

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A PLEA FOR HELP FOR TRANSLATION OF ST EUGENE SPEAKS FROM ENGLISH TO FRENCH

For the past six years “St Eugene Speaks” has been published in English, French, Spanish and Polish. Sadly, the person who was translating from English to French has had to stop suddenly due to bad health. The last translated text … Continue reading

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OUR FOUNDING VISION TODAY: DYNAMIC AND JOYFUL

A small digression from texts to happenings after the celebrations of these days! It has been marvelous to see with what enthusiasm St Eugene’s feast day was celebrated. Facebook was filled with pictures of celebrations from all over the world. … Continue reading

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THE FOUNDING VISION TODAY: ZEAL FOR THE SALVATION OF SOULS ON THE FEAST OF ST. EUGENE

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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THE FOUNDING VISION TODAY: THE MISSIONARY IS A FRONTIER PERSON

We are a missionary Congregation… Where the Church is already established, our commitment is to those groups it touches least. CC&RR, Constitution 5 Fr. Jetté, reflects on the meaning of the word “missionary.” “To be missionary” means to be sent … Continue reading

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OUR FOUNDING VISION TODAY: DEEPLY MOVED BY THE SUFFERING OF THE MOST ABANDONED

Where the Church is already established, our commitment is to those groups it touches least. CC&RR, Constitution 5 Pope Francis in “The Joy of the Gospel” gives us  a powerful illustration of these words. I use a few of his … Continue reading

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