Monthly Archives: November 2019

REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE SENT TO SINNERS, AND YOU MUST EXPECT RESISTANCE FROM THE DEVIL

Yesterday we read Eugene’s reaction in his personal journal to the incident where Father Guigues had received opposition from some young people. Today we read Eugene’s response to him which reasserts the pastoral attitude which he expected all the members … Continue reading

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SINNERS SHOULD BE WELCOMED WITH THE MOST MOVING KINDNESS

Letter from Father Guigues. The Theys mission that he is currently giving, with his colleagues from the house of N. D. de l’Osier, is going wonderfully. The missionaries are in the confessional from morning to evening. They have it is … Continue reading

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REMEMBER to take some time to unite yourself with the Family of St Eugene de Mazenod today in the practice of oraison

  Oraison for November 2019

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ORAISON: PRAYING WITH THE MAZENODIAN FAMILY

“In the prolonged silent prayer we make each day, we let ourselves be molded by the Lord, and find in him the inspiration of our conduct” (OMI Rule of Life, 33). The practice of Oraison was an important part of St. Eugene’s daily prayer during … Continue reading

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IT WAS FROM THE FOOT OF THE ALTAR THAT THEY WERE GOING OUT FOR FRESH CONQUESTS

Anniversary of the approval of the institute by the Holy See… The second renewal prescribed by the Chapter was carried out immediately afterwards, in my presence, by all the priests and oblates [ed. Eugene always referred ot the scholastics as … Continue reading

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ORPHANS WELCOMED WITH CHARITY AND TRUST IN DIVINE PROVIDENCE

At the end of each day, Eugene would write his personal journal and record some of the events of the day and his personal reactions. Today he gives thanks for the project of the orphanage which he and his uncle … Continue reading

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THE SENSITIVITY WHICH IS GIVEN ONLY TO THOSE WHO PROCLAIM JESUS CHRIST AND HIM CRUCIFIED

Eugene was a talented and successful preacher. The foundation of the Missionary Oblates aimed at preaching the Gospel to the most abandoned. In many of his writings we have come across texts insisting that the missionaries take special care of … Continue reading

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THE REASON IS THAT SOULS FEEL THE GOOD THAT HAS BEEN DONE THEM BY THE GREAT MINISTRY THAT HAS BEEN EXERCISED IN THEIR FAVOUR.

Eugene’s journal was where he recorded his personal reflections at the end of each day. His private entries give us an insight into who he really was. Today it is the founder and father-figure of the missionary family who rejoices … Continue reading

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THEATER CONSIDERED BY US ALL TOO JUSTLY AS THE TEMPLE OF THE DEVIL.

Two hundred years ago, when there was no electricity, radio nor television, it was the theaters and opera houses that provided public entertainment. In reality, the moral values portrayed by the majority of these performances were usually not in keeping … Continue reading

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THE EXTERNALS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE RELIGIOUS CEREMONY

Bishop Eugene reflected in his journal: Funeral obsequies of Count Pagano, consul general of Sardinia, Knight of St. Maurice. His position as consul of Sardinia and Knight of St. Maurice, as well as the good turns he did me in … Continue reading

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