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SEEKING A BALANCE BETWEEN THEORY AND PRACTICE

As Eugene takes stock of his life, he makes some practical resolutions to keep himself focussed each day. I will make it an irrevocable rule of conduct that nothing on this earth shall constitute a habitual threat to my own … Continue reading

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INVITING THE PARTICIPATION OF THE LOCAL CHURCH AUTHORITIES

Despite the congregants having their first communion service in their chapel, Eugene ensured that the young person be as fully present to his parish as possible – even to the point of inviting his parish priest to the ceremony. For … Continue reading

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PARISH MISSIONS: THE HYMN AND PRAYER BOOK AS AN INSTRUMENT TO REINFORCE THE FRUITS OF THE MISSION

The Missionaries of Provence compiled a hymnbook for use during their missions, and as an instrument to help the people after the mission. The first edition was published in 1818, and it was revised and enlarged regularly in succeeding years. … Continue reading

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PARISH MISSIONS: THE REWARDS OF PERSEVERANCE IN THE OUTREACH TO THE MEN

The culmination of the outreach to the men was the Mass especially for them where they were invited to receive Communion – many for the first or second time in their lives:  The Mass at which the men were to … Continue reading

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PARISH MISSIONS: REACHING OUT TO THE MEN WHO HAD SCORNED THE EUCHARISTIC PROCESSION

Vespers at two. The Blessed Sacrament remained exposed during Vespers. Sermon on adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Immediately after the sermon, the procession left. The evening before, notice was given that all those who wished to join in were to … Continue reading

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THE YOUTH CONGREGATION BECOMES THE FIRST TO USE THE MISSION HOUSE IN AIX EN PROVENCE

We continue the narrative of the beginnings of the house in Aix en Provence – the place of birth of so many important aspects of our charism. The youth were the first to make use of the building. Thus the … Continue reading

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DEVOTION OF THE YOUTH TO THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

The Very Reverend Vicars General have authorized the Reverend Director to place and keep the Blessed Sacrament in the chapel of the Congregation. This special favour that Our Lord has seen fit to extend to the congregants has been received … Continue reading

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