Another example, from Eugene’s diary, of his being constantly aware of the needs of the most abandoned in his diocese, and taking practical steps to respond:
I went to get the Prefect in my carriage to show him the second monastery of the Visitation that we would like to sell for a hospice for beggars. My goal was accomplished; the prefect was delighted with the locale and he finds it fitting for the purpose in question.
Eugene de Mazenod’s Diary, 23 December 1839, EO XX
His 24 years as Bishop of Marseilles were marked by his Oblate outreach in practical ways of bringing the Gospel to the most abandoned.