Monthly Archives: February 2020

WE OUGHT TO THANK THE LORD FOR THUS PERPETUATING THE PRIESTLY ORDER IN OUR FAMILY

Letter from my nephew Louis de Boisgelin who informs me of his decision to become a Jesuit. I am not surprised by that resolution, knowing the piety and exemplary life of that young man. I will not oppose his vocation … Continue reading

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17 FEBRUARY 1826: THE CHURCH RECOGNIZES THAT EUGENE’S FOUNDATION IS A GOD-GIVEN CHARISM FOR US TODAY

My dear brothers, on February 17, 1826, yesterday evening, the Sovereign Pontiff Leo XII confirmed the decision of the congregation of Cardinals and specifically approved the Institute, the Rules and Constitutions of the Missionary Oblates of the Most Holy and … Continue reading

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ORAISON: PRAYING WITH THE MAZENODIAN FAMILY ON FEBRUARY 16

This is a practice that Eugene wanted the members of his religious family to maintain. This is why you are invited to take part in this practice of Oraison on Sunday, February 16, 2020, as we remember the anniversary of the … Continue reading

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REMEMBER TO JOIN THE MAZENODIAN FAMILY IN ORAISON TOMORROW

“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). Presented by The OMIUSA Mazenodian Family Committee https://www.omiusa.org/index.php/oraison-praying-with-the-mazenodian-family/

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HERE WE ARE IN AN EARTHLY PARADISE

As he launched the new Oblate mission at Lumières, Eugene was exultant as he considered God’s goodness to the Missionary Oblates: ten missionary foundations in 20 years, all communities from which to go out and preach the Good News of … Continue reading

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MY SINS MADE ME ESSENTIALLY INCAPABLE OF BEING THE INSTRUMENT OF ALL THE MIRACLES THE LORD IS WORKING

As Eugene prayed dedicating the new Oblate mission at the shrine of Our Lady of Lumières, he became profoundly aware of God’s goodness and mercy in working wonders through the Oblates, despite his sinfulness and unworthiness to be God’s instrument. … Continue reading

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A HALF-HOUR ORAISON. I THINK THESE WERE PRECIOUS MOMENTS

Since divine Providence has called on us to restore to honour the devotion to Our Lady of Lumières, we must fulfil our mission in its entirety… As today is the beautiful feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, I did … Continue reading

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AN AMUSING INCIDENT

Eugene’s personal journal gives us insights into his personality and sense of humor that we do not often find in his letters. He describes and incident at Notre Dame de Lumières with the text of the pastoral letter he was … Continue reading

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IN MARY IMMACULATE WE RECOGNIZE THE MODEL OF THE CHURCH’S FAITH AND OF OUR OWN

The previous two reflections examined the place of Mary in our life and ministry. On 17 February  1826, the Church approved the change of title from Missionaries of Provence to Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. Eugene reflected on the meaning … Continue reading

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THEY HAVE A SPECIAL PREFERENCE TO ESTABLISH THEMSELVES IN SHRINES THAT ARE DEDICATED TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN

Father Tempier and some of the diocesan officilas had come to visit Eugene at the convent where he had been recuperating and had insisted that he not return to Marseilles but continue his convalescence by visiting some of the Oblate … Continue reading

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