Separated from his community, Eugene reminds them of the heart of our Oblate vocation: mission is that of inviting others to share in what we are living and experiencing ourselves as a missionary community: BE in order to DO!
Love one another. Let all agree in maintaining good order and discipline by fidelity to the Rule, obedience, abnegation and humility.
The Church expects you all to be a powerful aid in her distress; but be well convinced that you will only be good enough to achieve something in the measure thatyou advance in the practice of religious virtues.
Letter to Hippolyte Courtès, 22 February 1823, EO VI n. 93
Our mission is to proclaim the Kingdom of God and to seek it before all else (cf. Mt 6: 33). We fulfil this mission in community; and our communities are a sign that, in Jesus, God is everything for us. Together we await Christ’s coming in the fullness of his justice so that God may be all in all (cf. 1 Cor 15: 28).
Growing in faith, hope and love, we commit ourselves to be a leaven of the Beatitudes at the heart of the world.
CC&RR, Constitution 11
“You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.” Oliver Goldsmith