Monthly Archives: May 2018

THERE IS LITTLE THAT I DESIRE, AND THE LITTLE I DESIRE I DESIRE BUT LITTLE

Two weeks earlier Eugene had written about his non-stop activity as Vicar General of Marseilles. He did not enjoy the work, and it was “one of the most painful of penances” – yet it had to be done, and he … Continue reading

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ONE REALLY HAS NO TIME LEFT TO BREATHE

We have seen how heavily the events of the previous four years had weighed on Eugene: death of loved ones, serious personal illness with a slow recuperation, the July 1830 Revolution and the attitudes and actions of an anti-religious government … Continue reading

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IF GOD’S LOVE IS TO BE MEASURED BY OUR HEALTH, WEALTH, AND COMFORT

Writing to the community superior about the Oblate whose exaggerated preoccupation with his health had led him to lose focus, Eugene continued: Such great precautions cannot be taken without notable loss to the interior life. At the same time there … Continue reading

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