On May 20, Eugene wrote in his diary:
But what deep sorrow to learn that Fr. Albini is again in danger. I do not know what to think. After the miracle of his first healing, a new imminent danger. What to do? Try a new forceful appeal to the Lord? The soul is oppressed, the heart torn.
Eugene de Mazenod’s Diary, 20 May 1839, EO XX
Father Albini had always been considered a living saint. When his death was announced to Eugene, he noted in his personal diary:
I should invoke our venerable Fr. Albini rather than pray for him. This is also what I did not fail to do. Nevertheless, this morning I carried out the sacred duty of offering the Holy Sacrifice for him, which I will do again tomorrow and the day after.
…The death of our beloved brother was that of a saint. He is one more blessed to add to the community of the Congregation that is in heaven. Great God, how large it already is and what subjects have been taken from us! Surprisingly, I feel more resigned than I had expected. I have no doubt this is through the intercession of our holy brother. May he also have pity on the country that was his, and that waited for its conversion through his ministry.
Eugene de Mazenod’s Diary, 27 May 1839, EO XX
The beatification cause of Venerable Albini is ready and awaiting a miracle through his intercession.