Since May 2010, there have been 2185 entries in English on this site. Each of these has been translated into Spanish, French and Polish. Dedicating an hour a day each weekday to make this possible has become an integral part of my life. Why?
1/ To invite you to know Saint Eugene de Mazenod through his writings
I have been presenting his writings in chronological order with a brief commentary. Admittedly, the commentary is personal, but I hope that some find it helpful
2/ To be able to search for specific words and concepts online
By using the search engine on the homepage (http://www.eugenedemazenod.net ) you are able to find specific words and concepts in these writings.
3/ To offer you the opportunity to reflect on your personal faith journey
Eugene was a very imperfect person with many faults. Because of these, and despite these, he worked at getting to know Jesus Christ more deeply each day and struggled to be a disciple and an evangelizer. He was indeed a “wounded healer” whom God used as an instrument. Eugene was not born a saint, yet he became one. His writings can help us in our own struggle.
4/ To make Eugene’s message of Jesus Christ as Savior and Evangelizer available to as many people as possible.
The writings are presented in chronological order. Consequently, not all the reflections appeal to everyone at the same time. I am conscious of this, but when the particular theme does not say anything to you, there are 2185 previous entries that you can browse through to find one that appeals more to you.
WHERE ARE WE ON THE JOURNEY?
We are currently exploring a selection of his writings of 1837. Eugene had been Superior General of the Oblates since 1816 and his letters reflect his concern for and guidance of the Missionaries. In 1837 he was appointed Bishop of Marseilles and began to write a personal diary in which he reflects on his activities on both roles on a daily basis.
The first one to benefit from these daily reflections is myself. I hope that by my sharing them you will also find some benefit.
Frank Santucci OMI