What worked for Eugene, he wanted to share so that it would work for others and lead them to the same quality of BEING.
The Rule thus continued with Eugene inviting his Missionaries to share in the same exercise of ongoing formation that worked powerfully for him – living in the awareness of being in God’s presence.
The entire life of the members of the Company must be one of continual recollection.
To achieve this, they have the desire to be always aware of the presence of God, by frequently making short but fervent one-line prayers.
1818 Rule, Part Two, Chapter One. §5 On prayer and exercises of piety
This topic is also dealt with above in the entries for November 26, 2010 ; September23-26, 2011 ; and October 29 – November 2, 2011.
“Just remaining quietly in the presence of God, listening to Him, being attentive to Him, requires a lot of courage and know-how.” Thomas Merton