Eugene had hoped to reinforce the small community at the newly-established sanctuary of l’Osier with two more Oblates, but events had forced him to alter this
Along with Kotterer I had earmarked Bernard for you, the wonder-worker of Switzerland, but an over-riding necessity forced me to change my mind. I’m sorry to say.
Eugene invites the community to try to see God’s hand in events – even if difficult to understand
Let us learn more and more to quiet our desires and let our will follow where Providence indicates through the events that it permits or originates.
Letter to Bruno Guigues, 27 May 1835, EO VIII n 516
A reminder to us to see events the Mazenodian way: through the eyes of our crucified Savior.