Monthly Archives: March 2019

A DESIRE TO BECOME A MISSIONARY AMONGST MY FELLOW BISHOPS

Bishop Eugene, now no longer able to remain in Marseilles as a result of the conflict with the government, continued to view the world through the eyes of a missionary. At that time only bishops were the ones empowered to … Continue reading

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EVANGELIZING LOCAL CUSTOMS

On the patronal feast of September 8, as in the past, the shrine of Notre Dame de l’Osier witnessed a great affluence of visitors, attracted, according to the codex of September 8 of 1834 and 1835, less by devotion to … Continue reading

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THE HAND OF PROVIDENCE HAS GUIDED THE AFFAIR

Shortly after his arrival at l’Osier, in 1834, Abbé Alexandre Dupuy purchased the former convent of the Augustinians adjacent to the shrine. He took possession of it on March 14 along with Father Toussaint Dassy… who obtained that the direction … Continue reading

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YOU UNDERSTAND YOU CANNOT ACCEPT EVERY OFFER, THERE MUST BE MODERATION IN EVERYTHING

Fr Toussaint Dassy was recovering from a serious illness at Notre Dame de l’Osier and as his strength was restored he became increasingly more involved in the pastoral demands of the area. So successful was he that he was able … Continue reading

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ALEXANDRE DUPUY AND OUR FIFTH OBLATE FOUNDATION

Another of the early Oblates who left an impression on our story. Yvon Beaudoin writes: Alexandre Dupuy was born in Aix on November 29, 1798. His parents have not been identified. Madame Joannis, Eugene de Mazenod’s grandmother, paid for his … Continue reading

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I DON’T ATTACH AS MUCH VALUE AS YOU TO ALL THE PRAISES AND APPRECIATIONS THAT ARE SHOWERED UPON YOU

We saw in the previous entry what a talented person Fr Dassy was. The result was that in his preaching and missionary work he received high praises, which he obviously enjoyed. Eugene watches over this young Oblate missionary, acknowledging the … Continue reading

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LOUIS TOUSSAINT DASSY, A GIFTED AND COLORFUL OBLATE

From now on we will regularly be coming across names of Oblates who were influential in the life and mission of the Congregation. As we encounter them for the first time, I will write something about them so that “Letter … Continue reading

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