Monthly Archives: January 2019

MAY YOUR WILL BE DONE

My dear friends, whenever I had to take my leave of you, it has always been heavy of heart, but this time there is no consolation at all on the horizon to ease my sorrow. Leaving you, my dear friend. … Continue reading

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WHEN THE POPE SPEAKS TO A BISHOP WITH THE GOOD OF THE CHURCH IN VIEW, HE MUST BE OBEYED

Writing to Fr Courtès, one of the first Oblates in Aix en Provence, about his impending visit to Rome at the summons of the Pope, he says: … Now I cannot put off telling you something that will come as … Continue reading

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AT THE VOICE OF THE SOVEREIGN PONTIFF

Before I interrupted the chronological exploration of St Eugene’s letters in http://www.eugenedemazenod.net/?p=3839  we were reading the events of 1832. The anti-religious government had decided to suppress the Diocese of Marseilles once Bishop Fortuné de Mazenod would pass on. In order … Continue reading

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WHY THIS DAILY REFLECTION “ST EUGENE SPEAKS?”

These reflections have been published for nearly nine years, since May 2010, in four languages. What is their purpose? It is primarily to make the life and writings of St Eugene available to a wider audience. I share with you … Continue reading

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TODAY: TWO HUNDRED AND THREE YEARS OF PROCLAIMING THE GREATNESS OF THE SAVIOR

“January 25 1816 is the beginning of our congregation, characterized by the missionary spirit of Eugene and his companions to respond to the situation of the Church by preaching the Gospel to the poor and most abandoned. They responded to … Continue reading

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25 JANUARY 1816 – RECALLING OUR FOUNDING STORY

The all-important first day of community life for the Missionaries was obviously a story often repeated in all its details. Here Eugene is writing to the novices and scholastics who were in Billens, Switzerland, to escape the dangers of the … Continue reading

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Mazenodian Family Vocation Congress 2019

Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 7:00pm – 9:00pm (USA central time) “The Oblate Charism Today: Its Essence and Its Urgency” The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate were founded to serve the poor. Historically that foundation was also rooted in the Founder’s experience … Continue reading

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Mazenodian Family Vocation Congress 2019

Mazenodian Family Vocation Congress 2019 Tuesday, January 22, 2019,  7:00pm – 9:00pm (USA central time)  “For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother: Toward a Theology of the Oblate Charism, Vocation, … Continue reading

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Mazenodian Family Vocation Congress

The Year of Oblate Vocations declared by the General Administration began on December 8, 2017 until January 25, 2019. In the U.S. Province—the creation of the Mazenodian Family Committee has resulted from  the desire by  the Oblate Provincial Administration not … Continue reading

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