Michael Dan Doyle, an Associate from Saltspring Island Canada, was inspired to compose this in response to Eugene’s founding vision:
O Saint Eugene, you touched the poor, and opened wide the mission door.
To gather in through their own voice, the least among the church’s choice.
And so went forth your blessed charism, to bring God’s children to the Gates of Heaven,
You called for Brothers to take the cross, and sent them out to seek the lost.
Across the seas to regions far,
they spread the Faith under heaven’s stars.
By voyager canoe midst snow and storm,
His Redeeming Sacraments to perform.
Through Bountiful prairies they journeyed on, giving praise to Thee with Holy songs.
Toward crowning auroras their preaching turned,
His Divine Providence to discern.
Over mountain ranges by His Pure Light, their spirits sought His lofty heights.
Then to coastal forests by heat of day, they struggled on to reveal His Way.
As Mary Immaculate sons they came, the Word of God to proclaim.
Dear Brother Oblates, bless you all, as we your Triennium now recall.
Glory Be to Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
For through Your Love they keep us close.
(Reproduced with permission)