Saint Eugene usually does not “speak” on Sundays in this site, so I take the opportunity of his silence today, just to say thank you to all of you for your support and reactions to the daily reflections. What started off in May 2010 (in English) as a little private hobby is now reaching a significant number of daily readers (in English, French, Spanish and Italian).
I am grateful that others are finding some spiritual nourishment here.
The style of the site has also been evolving over the past two years. Today, while aiming to maintain scientific accuracy in handling the texts, I try to be more personally involved by sharing different insights that the texts evoke in me. Here I am grateful to those who are reacting regularly through the “comments”. Thank you, because your reflections, as personal as they are at times, present a fresh insight and help to others to relate to the ideas of Eugene de Mazenod.
I invite others to share your reflections and comments.
It is in this way that we can help each other to make 200 year –old texts relevant today. Eugene’s charism is alive and wonderfully active in over 60 countries, thus the aim of this website is to allow Eugene’s own writings to continue to be a source of the deepening and success of this charism today.
Please contribute to this process by sharing your reflections. [On the site, just click on “Leave a reply” and get creative…]
A PERSONAL NOTE
In these days Saint Eugene is speaking to us from Marseille, where I am preparing myself to begin an exciting new ministry at Oblate School of Theology, in San Antonio, Texas , later this year. I will be joining the education ministry of Father Ron Rolheiser and his team, with a particular contribution in the sphere of Oblate Studies as these are related to the courses of missiology, spirituality, history and theology. At the same time I will continue the ministry of Founder and Charism Animation for the Mazenodian Family that I have been involved with for several years. I also look forward to re-launching the animators’ network in this context.
The aim of all this is to learn about and interpret the spirit and charism of St Eugene de Mazenod in a way that can be relevant for our 21st century lives. Dear follower of “Eugene de Mazenod speaks to us,” I look forward to your presence and contribution on the journey.