Monthly Archives: July 2017

TO RAISE HIM IN THE SIGHT OF SO MANY REBELS, AND INVOKE ON THEM HIS MERCY

Eugene continues to share his first experience of division in Christendom with Henri Tempier: However, I did not wish to deprive myself of the consolation of saying Holy Mass in this land of infidels, and offered the Holy Sacrifice with … Continue reading

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ALL CONTRIBUTED TO CHILL THE SOUL AND THROW ME INTO A DEEP SADNESS

After visiting the Oblates in ND du Laus, whose communitarian failings had left Eugene in an unhappy state, he reached Switzerland. His first stop was Geneva – in the Protestant part of the country, and he was horrified to experience, … Continue reading

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I WOULD GIVE MY LIFE A THOUSAND TIMES IN ORDER THAT NO ONE AMONGST US EVER GIVE THE SCANDAL OF NOT BEING WORTHY OF THEIR VOCATION

Having laid out three fundamental way of refocusing our lives according to the spirit of our Mazenodian vocation, according to our state of life, Eugene continued: Let each judge himself, correct himself or otherwise regard himself as a good-for-nothing. The … Continue reading

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REFOCUS: REGARD THE RULE AS OUR LAW, THE SUPERIORS AS GOD, OUR BROTHERS LIKE OUR OTHER SELVES

Regard the Rule as our law, the superiors as God, our brothers like our other selves. Letter to Hippolyte Guibert, 29 July 1830, EO VII n 350 Always mindful of the command of Jesus to love God totally, and to … Continue reading

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REFOCUS: REGARD THE RULE AS OUR LAW, THE SUPERIORS AS GOD

Regard the Rule as our law, the superiors as God, our brothers like our other selves. Letter to Hippolyte Guibert, 29 July 1830, EO VII n 350 The expression, “Regard… the superiors as God,” may sound very surprising and, perhaps, … Continue reading

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REFOCUS: REGARD THE RULE AS OUR LAW

How to correct wrong directions in community life and refocus?  Eugene gives guidelines, which continue to be beacons for us today. Regard the Rule as our law, the superiors as God, our brothers like our other selves. Letter to Hippolyte … Continue reading

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WE ARE MERE SERVANTS OF THAT WHICH WE HAVE RECEIVED AND LIVED

Charity for our neighbour is again an essential part of our spirit. We practice it first amongst us by loving each other as brothers… As a missionary family, whatever we do and say is a reflection and fruit of the … Continue reading

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DON’T FIND FAULT, FIND A REMEDY

Charity for our neighbor is again an essential part of our spirit. We practice it first amongst us by loving each other as brothers Eugene spells out how to express this fraternal love. Firstly by working to maintain a spirit … Continue reading

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OBLATION AND LIVING A LIE

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart… and love your neighbor as you love yourself” are the words of Jesus. Eugene made them his (and ours) by using the word “oblation” – our vocation is to give ourselves … Continue reading

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LOVE HOLDS EVERYTHING TOGETHER

After his strong words regarding the duty to live by the spirit of the Rule of Life, Eugene stressed that the cement that keeps the Oblate body together is love: Charity is the pivot on which our whole existence turns. … Continue reading

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