Monthly Archives: September 2016

OUR FOUNDING VISION TODAY: RECOGNIZING OUR PERSONAL NEED TO CONVERT OUR MISUSE OF SACRED ENERGY

We are members of the prophetic Church. While recognizing our own need for conversion, we bear witness to God’s holiness and justice. CC&RR, Constitution 9 For what seems to feel like an eternity of months we have been inflicted with … Continue reading

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OUR FOUNDING VISION TODAY: WE ARE MEMBERS OF THE PROPHETIC CHURCH

We are members of the prophetic Church. While recognizing our own need for conversion, we bear witness to God’s holiness and justice. CC&RR, Constitution 9 This statement reminds me of the words of Fr. Rossetti on the ministerial priesthood. These … Continue reading

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36th GENERAL CHAPTER BEGINS TODAY

Prayer for the 36th General Chapter God our Father, we thank you for the gift of religious life which you have given us through Saint Eugene de Mazenod. You have called us to a missionary life in order to preach … Continue reading

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OUR FOUNDING VISION TODAY: THE CALL TO PROPHETIC DYNAMISM

The heart of our spirituality, the focus of our charism and the source of our mission is expressed in our Rule as: “Through the eyes of our crucified Saviour we see the world which he redeemed with his blood, desiring … Continue reading

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OUR FOUNDING VISION TODAY: WE STRIVE TO BRING ALL PEOPLE – ESPECIALLY THE POOR – TO FULL CONSCIOUSNESS OF THEIR DIGNITY

Awareness of our own shortcomings humbles us, yet God’s power makes us confident as we strive to bring all people – especially the poor – to full consciousness of their dignity as human beings and as sons and daughters of … Continue reading

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OUR FOUNDING VISION TODAY: AWARENESS OF OUR OWN SHORTCOMINGS HUMBLES US, YET GOD’S POWER MAKES US CONFIDENT

We will always be close to the people with whom we work, taking into account their values and aspirations. To seek out new ways for the Word of God to reach their hearts often calls for daring; to present Gospel … Continue reading

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OUR FOUNDING VISION TODAY: CONSTANTLY SEEKING NEW WAYS OF DARING TO PRESENT THE GOSPEL

We will always be close to the people with whom we work, taking into account their values and aspirations. To seek out new ways for the Word of God to reach their hearts often calls for daring; to present Gospel … Continue reading

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OUR FOUNDING VISION TODAY: NEVER INTIMIDATED BY THE CHALLENGE OF PRESENTING THE GOSPEL

We will always be close to the people with whom we work, taking into account their values and aspirations. To seek out new ways for the Word of God to reach their hearts often calls for daring; to present Gospel … Continue reading

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OUR FOUNDING VISION TODAY: MAY IT ANIMATE, INSPIRE, AND TRANSFORM PURPOSE INTO ACTION AT THE GENERAL CHAPTER

From September 14 to October 12, our 200 year-old founding vision will be the central focus in the proceedings of the General Chapter. Our Rule of Life explains: The General Chapter is the highest authority within the Congregation. It meets … Continue reading

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OUR FOUNDING VISION TODAY: THE OBLATE WORLD REFOCUSES ON OUR FOUNDING VISION IN OUR GENERAL CHAPTER

In a week’s time Oblates from all over the world will gather in Rome for our General Chapter. May I invite all the members of the Mazenodian Family, and all our friends, to pray this prayer with us for the … Continue reading

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