After describing what clearly is a mystical experience, Eugene continues:
I concluded from this that our good Savior had wished to give me proof that he accepted the sentiments that I had just expressed to him in the simplicity of my heart.
I share with the same simplicity what has happened with you, for your own consolation and for your encouragement.
Do not bring it up again to me, and continue to pray for me.
Letter to Henri Tempier, 23 August 1830, EO VII n 359
This beautiful short text is an indication of Eugene’s ongoing relationship with “his good Savior.” Significant is his injunction not to speak about it again. Eugene was always very private about his consolations and personal spiritual experiences. While being very private about his religious experiences, their fruits were abundantly obvious in the quality of his life, leadership and ministry.