Monthly Archives: October 2020

THE PAINSTAKING CARE I GIVE TO THE YOUNG PRISONERS THROUGH THOSE WHO LOOK AFTER THEM

Nine months after the diary entry we reflected on yesterday, Eugene wrote about the success of the penitentiary for juvenile delinquents. The Brothers of St Peter in Chains cared for these abandoned youth between the ages of 10 and 18. … Continue reading

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BROTHERS WHO SERVE THE YOUTH IN PRISON

Missionary Oblate, Eugene de Mazenod, dedicated his life to bringing the Gospel to those who were most in need. During his years as Bishop of Marseilles he preached the Good News of salvation through his closeness to the most abandoned … Continue reading

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JOIN US TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SAINT EUGENE DE MAZENOD

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PRAY WITH THE MAZENODIAN FAMILY ON SUNDAY 18 OCTOBER

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JESUS PRESENT, TANGIBLE, AND IN A WAY VISIBLE, ELECTRIFIED THE HEART

One of the major achievements that Bishop Eugene de Mazenod was remembered for during his many years in Marseilles was his promotion of works to look after the material and spiritual needs of the most abandoned. Throughout his Diary we … Continue reading

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I LET YOU KNOW THESE THINGS SO THAT YOU CAN SPEAK CONFIDENTLY TO GOD ABOUT THEM

In the previous entry, Eugene had asked for prayers at the Marian Shrine of Osier regarding the difficulties that the Oblates were going through. He continues to storm heaven by asking the contemplative sisters to pray for him. I thank … Continue reading

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NEVER BEFORE HAS THE CONGREGATION EXPERIENCED A SIMILAR STORM

Writing to Father Guigues, who was at the Marian Shrine of N.D. de L’Osier, Eugene commends the Congregation’s difficulties to Mary’s intercession. Pray to the Blessed Virgin that she comes to our assistance, never before has the Congregation experienced a … Continue reading

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I HOLD OUT MY ARMS TO THESE LOST ONES, I OPEN MY HEART TO BRING THEM BACK BECAUSE I REALLY LOVE THEM IN JESUS CHRIST

Eugene’s diary reflection today was focused on his beng bishop of which he says, “I knew well that I would not be assuming a crown of flowers, but rather one with many cruel thorns. Some of them have lost their … Continue reading

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SAINT EUGENE, THE FATHER AND FOUNDER WHO CALLS US TO LIVE AS HIS MAZENODIAN FAMILY UNITED BY HIS MEMORY

Father Fabre’s first circular letter to the Oblates after the General Chapter which elected him to be Eugene’s successor contains the invitation: Let us be united in spirit and in heart and we will be strong for doing what is … Continue reading

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THE SPIRIT OF SAINT EUGENE CONTINUES TO BE ALIVE

After Eugene’s death a General Chapter of the Oblates was convoked in 1861. At the opening session two of the senior members of the Congregation spoke: Father Tempier and Bishop Guibert. Father Tempier opened the General Chapter by declaring his … Continue reading

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