Monthly Archives: September 2020

SAINT EUGENE, THE PRIEST WHO AIMED TO LOVE WITH THE LOVE OF JESUS CHRIST  – IN HIS OWN WORDS

Impelled by a force from outside of himself, Eugene left Aix and followed: The vocation that called me to dedicate myself to the service and happiness of my neighbour, whom I loved with the love of Jesus Christ for people. … Continue reading

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SAINT EUGENE, TRANSFORMED BY HIS ENCOUNTER WITH JESUS CHRIST – IN HIS OWN WORDS

Around the age of 24 Eugene entered a period of self-searching, a journey that reached a high-point one Good Friday: So I had looked for happiness outside of God, and outside him I found but affliction and chagrin. Blessed, a … Continue reading

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SAINT EUGENE, A LOST YOUNG MAN – IN HIS OWN WORDS

1802 – At the insistence of his mother, Eugene returned to France at the age of 20. His mother had divorced his father in order to regain the family wealth from the Revolutionary authorities who had confiscated the properties of … Continue reading

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EUGENE, THE YOUNG NOBLEMAN IN EXILE – IN HIS OWN WORDS

1791 – beginning of 11 years of emigration in Nice, Turin, Venice, Naples and Palermo – years of flight and fear and changing fortunes. ESCAPE TO NICE “As he had been declared under arrest by the revolutionaries, on his return … Continue reading

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JOIN THE MAZENODIAN FAMILY IN PRAYER TODAY

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INVITATION TO OUR MONTHLY ORAISON WITH THE MAZENODIAN FAMILY

Invitation to our monthly oraison with the Mazenodian Family. More info at https://tiny.cc/oraison

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EUGENE THE CHILD – IN HIS OWN WORDS

This series of daily reflections on the writings of St Eugene de Mazenod has been going since May 2010. In just over ten years, we have covered the period of his writings until 1839. It is good to pause, from … Continue reading

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THE DEATH OF OUR BELOVED BROTHER WAS THAT OF A SAINT

On May 20, Eugene wrote in his diary:  But what deep sorrow to learn that Fr. Albini is again in danger. I do not know what to think. After the miracle of his first healing, a new imminent danger. What … Continue reading

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SHE WAS A MOTHER TO ME ALL THE WHILE I STAYED IN SICILY

Eugene’s diary entry for 1 May 1839 recalls an event that had happened 37 years earlier and which he recalled every year. May 1: I said Mass as is my custom for the Duchess of Cannizzaro who died on this … Continue reading

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THE INABILITY TO REACH SUCH A GREAT NUMBER OF SOULS LIKE THEM CAUSES ME GREAT PAIN AND SORROW

Yesterday, we read Eugene de Mazenod’s description of how edified he was being with the contemplative Sisters. The entry continues: I returned home filled with these sweet thoughts. On the way I met some poor unfortunates who were certainly not … Continue reading

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