In his prayer, Eugene now turns to Mary, asking her to accompany him as he lives his new responsibilities.
Virgin Mary, my good Mother, had I invoked you more often, I would not have so much cause for lament.
Be my help, O my Mother, by your powerful intercession, to perform all the responsibilities your dear Son has imposed on me in a different way than I have up to now,
so that by your help I may find my reward in carrying them out as I should
and, after their accomplishment, a greater reward still in heaven where I beg you to draw me when I will be less unworthy of entering in there.
Day’s Retreat, during the community retreat, 30 October 1818,
O.W. XV n. 148
His mother said to the servants, ‘Do whatever he tells you.’ John 2:5
From our Oblate Rule of Life:
Mary Immaculate, in her faith response and total openness to the call of the Spirit, is the model and guardian of our consecrated life.
CC&RR Constitution 13