Father Tempier and some of the diocesan officilas had come to visit Eugene at the convent where he had been recuperating and had insisted that he not return to Marseilles but continue his convalescence by visiting some of the Oblate communities, and especially Notre Dame de Lumières. Six months earlier he had been offered to :
buy the convent and the church of Notre-Dame de Lumières as a future establishment for missionaries… The project pleased me because our missionaries have been specially called to work in the Southern diocese whose language they know and, placed by the Holy See under the protection of the Blessed Virgin, they have a special preference to establish themselves in shrines that are dedicated to her. Thus, thanks to Divine Providence, they already serve several such shrines where they have happily succeeded in making previously neglected devotion flourish again.
Letter to Archbishop Dupont, 7 December 1836, EO XIII n 91
Eugene, accompanied by Fathers Tempier and Honorat (who would be the Oblate responsible for the shrine), stayed in Lumières for six days. Today the Missionary Oblates continue to minister at this shrine of Notre Dame de Lumières. For further details see https://www.omiworld.org/lemma/notre-dame-de-lumieres/