Monthly Archives: February 2018

REREAD THIS PARAGRAPH ATTENTIVELY, AND WHEN YOU HAVE DONE THAT RE-READ IT AGAIN

Eugene meditates ont he Oblate Rule of Life and reacts. But for following in the footsteps of such models, a common virtue will not suffice. The Constitutions will make it plain. “And how should men who want to follow in … Continue reading

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MODELS ARE AVAILABLE, IT REMAINS ONLY TO IMITATE THEM

The fruit of this particular retreat meditation on the Oblate Rule of Life: Indeed, what did Our Lord do when he wanted to convert the universe? “He chose a number of apostles and disciples whom he himself trained in piety, … Continue reading

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HOW CAN ONE BRING SOME REMEDY FOR SUCH GREAT ILLS?

Eugene continues his retreat meditation notes on the Oblate Rule of Life: But how is one to go about bringing some remedy for such great ills, for it is not enough just to desire it. “They are convinced that if … Continue reading

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MAY THEY REMEMBER WHAT GRACE INSPIRED THEM WITH

In the words of the Preface, Eugene answers the question: Who is it decreed the foundation of our Congregation? This is what our Constitutions teach me: « … the Church, inheritance purchased by Christ the Savior… has in our days … Continue reading

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THEY ARE PRECISELY THOSE SAME MEANS USED BY OUR DIVINE SAVIOUR, HIS APOSTLES AND HIS FIRST DISCIPLES

In the previous paragraph, Eugene had meditated on why the Oblates exist. The purpose, or end, was to continue the mission of Jesus and his disciples by imitating their methods. The means that we employ to attain this end share … Continue reading

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THE GOAL OF OUR INSTITUTE IS THE EXACT SAME GOAL THAT THE SON OF GOD HAD IN MIND WHEN HE CAME DOWN ON EARTH

Eugene’s sentiments about the Rule of Life were not focused on the Rule itself, but how it is a vehicle that reflects God’s love and will for each of us. The importance of the Rule is that it expresses the … Continue reading

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LET US DO NOTHING, SAY NOTHING, THINK NOTHING THAT IS NOT IN CONFORMITY WITH ITS SPIRIT

So let us hold this precious Rule in high esteem, have it always before our eyes, and even more in the heart, let us continually nourish our souls with the principles it contains, let us do nothing, say nothing, think … Continue reading

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