Father Fabre’s first circular letter to the Oblates after the General Chapter which elected him to be Eugene’s successor contains the invitation:
“Let us be united in spirit and in heart
and we will be strong for doing what is good;
let us be united in the memory of a Father
As we begin the 150th year of the death of our Father and Founder, these words are as pertinent as ever for us. If as a Congregation we allow the presence and memory of Eugene to be our source of strength and unity, then surely our bonds of charity and our missionary zeal will have no boundaries. Saint Eugene, pray for us and accompany us as we live your charism.