Monthly Archives: November 2020

A NEW MEMBER JOINS THE MAZENODIAN FAMILY COMMUNITY IN HEAVEN

DENYSE MOSTERT, Missionary Oblate Associate RIP For over ten years, Denyse has been writing a daily reflection in response to the French version of “Eugene de Mazenod  Speaks”. She was an intuitive writer who loved St Eugene and communicated his … Continue reading

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OBLATE ASSOCIATES AND MEMBERS OF THE MAZENODIAN FAMILY, COME AND JOIN US!

Eugene de Mazenod is the saint who has brought us together. We are associated to his spirituality, charism and mission. We now invite you to come to know him better. Fathers David Muñoz, Bonga Thami and I have prepared a … Continue reading

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I COULD CONFIDE THIS NEW MISSION ONLY TO MEN OF GOOD WILL AND DEDICATION AND THUS I HAD TO BE SURE OF THEIR AGREEMENT

Before agreeing to send missionaries across the Atlantic to Canada, Eugene had to consult all the Oblates. Well! I dared not respond positively to the bishop, but I promised him that I would consider his request and that upon his … Continue reading

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WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MISSION LIES BEFORE US

Noting in his diary that Bishop Bourget had asked for some Oblate missionaries to be sent to Canada, Eugene enthusiastically saw the possibilities opening up for the Congregation. He asked me for at least four missionaries; he would pay for … Continue reading

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THE LORD HAD LIKELY INSPIRED HER SO THAT THERE WOULD BE A PLACE IN THE COACH FOR THE GOOD FATHER DALY

Still reflecting on the providential hand of God in the matter of having sent English-speaking men to join the Oblates in France , Eugene recounted in his diary. That is not all, now by the most singular encounter, Bro. Daly, … Continue reading

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A NEW SIGN OF GOD’S WILL TO CONTINUE HIS WORK

A second person, sent by God to open the way to Oblate evangelization across the English Channel was John Naughten, who had entered the novitiate in France the year before. It was a “chance encounter” engineered by God.  Meanwhile a … Continue reading

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AN EXCELLENT NATIVE IRISH FATHER WHO CAME TO US AS IF FALLING FROM THE SKY

God opened the door of Oblate mission to the British Isles by sending William Daly to join the Oblates as a student four years earlier. Eugene understood the missionary significance of this and was impelled to action in 1841. It … Continue reading

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NOVEMBER 15: LET’S UNITE TO PRAY FOR THE DECEASED MEMBERS OF THE MAZENODIAN FAMILY

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GOD BEGINS TO WRITE A NEW PAGE IN OUR HISTORY

In 1841 God began to write a new page in the history of the Mazenodian Family with the arrival of some heaven-sent visitors to Marseilles. Eugene wrote in his diary: The Bishop of Montreal in Canada, passing through Marseilles a … Continue reading

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THEY BURN WITH THE DESIRE TO BE WORTHY TO BE ADMITTED TO THE NOVITIATE WHEN THEY FINISH THEIR CLASSES.

Writing to Fr Mille about the death of an Oblate, Eugene noted the need to replace them with new candidates: Heaven is filling up with our men. If it is consoling to see all those who have been taken from … Continue reading

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