Father Casimir Aubert was the novice master at the shrine of Notre Dame du Laus. Because he was young, Eugene kept a fatherly eye on him and on his ministry with the novices. Two of the men whose formation he had been responsible for had made their lifetime oblation a few days before.
My dear Son, the letter I’ve just received from you came as a great consolation. I was carried away in spirit to your shrine and thus I understood the full meaning of the inspiration that God’s Spirit bestowed on you on this occasion. It was right that you should be the one to offer to the Lord the men you had taken such pains to prepare for him. Praise the Lord for the confidence that their good dispositions give you.
Letter to Casimir Aubert, 3 January 1836, EO VIII n 554