Rejoicing with Fathers Mie and Moreau in the successful parish mission among the poor in the mountains, he encourages them and compares their ministry to a battle campaign against the power of evil.
I rejoice over all you and Fr. Moreau tell me about your first campaign; the letter of Fr. Moreau on this subject is truly interesting and in fact will be of historical value for it presents perfectly the plan of campaign and shows how to assess your endeavors. Thanks be to God for this!
The recently-deceased Jacques Marcou appears to have been earmarked for this mission. Eugene recalls his memory and concludes that he continues to participate in the Oblate missions through his prayer in the communion of saints.
If our good Fr. Marcou had recovered his health, what happiness might not have been his to help you in this work. Without doubt, he is still more useful to our work being, as we hope, in heaven, on the steps of the throne of the Eternal, quite close to the most holy Virgin in whom he had utmost confidence until his last breath.
Letter to Pierre Mie, 7 September 1826., EO VII n 253
“You can do something I can’t do. I can do something you can’t do. Together, let us do something beautiful for God.” Mother Teresa