150 YEARS LATER, WHO IS SAINT EUGENE?

SAINT EUGENE CALLS US TO LIVE AS A FAMILY UNITED BY HIS MEMORY

© Laurent Girard / Studio Mazenod (2011) – Tableau du Jean-Jacques Martin

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
forever beloved”

As we celebrate the 150th year of the death of our Father and Founder, these words are as pertinent as ever for us. If we allow the presence and spirit of Eugene to be our source of strength and unity, then surely our bonds of charity and our missionary zeal will have no boundaries.

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