In the midst of all the serious political intrigue around him, Eugene never forgets where his source of strength comes from:
.. It was necessary in effect to take pause after my Wednesday morning session. I lie low, I need to think, to have light, I ask God to grant me enlightenment, my need all the greater in that people’s plans seemingly pit themselves against the inspirations of the Holy Spirit…
Letter to Henri Tempier, 31 August 1833, EO VIII n 459
A useful reminder today to pause in the midst of difficulties and to allow God ot enlighten us.