This adventure of exploring Eugene’s writings in chronological order began 10 years ago on 1 May 2010. Since then, 2295 entries have been published. I just cannot believe that this has all happened! And, Eleanor Rabnett has faithfully written her own much-appreciated daily response to most of them!!
Its aim has been to accompany people to get to know the wealth of the life and teachings of St Eugene de Mazenod through direct contact with his writings. He dedicated his life to loving the Savior, and to making him known – it is my hope for these daily reflections too.
The second purpose of this service is to make the writings available online. The homepage has a search engine (http://www.eugenedemazenod.net), where you can insert a word or a concept for research and find all the relevant texts connected with that.
There are 2295 entries which are filled with the various themes of Mazenodian family history, spiritualty, and mission. Many themes have been explored at length:
- “Who is St Eugene for us?” (http://www.eugenedemazenod.net/?p=708 and the entries that follow)
- “The history and spirit of our foundation” (http://www.eugenedemazenod.net/?p=2960 and the entries that follow)
- “Youth ministry” ( http://www.eugenedemazenod.net/?p=121 and the entries that follow)
- “Parish missions” (http://www.eugenedemazenod.net/?p=358 and the entries that follow)
among many others.
So the invitation continues to use the search facility on the homepage (http://www.eugenedemazenod.net) to explore all this wealth of the Mazenodian Family.
We paused our journey with St Eugene in 1837 to meditate on a more focused response with Eugene to the Covid pandemic, especially at the beginning where there was not much spiritual support material available online. That aim has been accomplished, so tomorrow we pick up the chronological journey with St Eugene again.