Sharing the spirit of his retreat with Father Tempier, Eugene gives us a glimpse of his usual relationship with God
It is enough for you to know that God in his goodness is helping me as usual, that is to say, he is revealing himself as he is, infinitely good, infinitely merciful, every time I approach him; that he is purifying my heart, illuminating my feeble understanding, stirring up my will and bringing it to perfection; that I am happy in his presence, whatever my feelings may be like when he communicates his divine Spirit to me.
Letter to Henri Tempier, 10 October 1832, EO VIII n 436
How wonderful it would be if each of us were able to say the same after our times of prayer and during the day. I am happy in God’s presence…