Eugene continues his advice to Fr. Mille while he accompanies the Archbishop of Aix and preaches in his place.
In the morning, prior to the ceremonies, I think you will be asked to give a brief instruction on the Sacrament of Confirmation the children will be receiving. Watch that you are not too long, include many things in a few words. Never come down from the pulpit without having aroused hearts to contrition and love.
In the villages, make the Bishop understand the usefulness of speaking the local language.
Letter to Jean Baptiste Mille, 21 April 1837, EO IX n 614
What a difference to the Church this would make if more preachers put this into practice!