As Eugene rejoices in the successful outcome of the process of ecclesiastical approval of the Oblate Congregation, he places all the reason for this success on the goodness and actions of God. In doing so, as he writes to his spiritual confidant, he gives us an insight into the intimacy of his personal relationship with God
It is true that I have always put all my confidence in the goodness of God.
As I have told you, I offered the Holy Mass every day for this intention; I constantly invoked the holy Virgin and all the saints, but especially the sovereign Mediator, to whose glory all our intentions are directed; and I ought to avow, if ever I have prayed as much, never have I prayed with so much consolation (effect of an absolute but filial confidence) to the point of speaking to our Lord as I dare believe I would have done had I had the happiness of living when he moved about this earth to spread his goodness and grant to each what he asked.
Letter to Henri Tempier, 16 February 1826, EO VII n 224
“My trust in God flows out of the experience of his loving me, day in and day out, whether the day is stormy or fair, whether I’m sick or in good health, whether I’m in a state of grace or disgrace. He comes to me where I live and loves me as I am.” Brennan Manning