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A YEAR OF MERCY WITH MARY IMMACULATE

Mary Immaculate is patroness of our Congregation. Open to the Spirit, she consecrated herself totally as lowly handmaid to the person and work of the Saviour. She received Christ in order to share him with all the world, whose hope … Continue reading

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WE GATHER AS A MAZENODIAN FAMILY TO EXPRESS OUR LOVE FOR MARY IMMACULATE

To this end, I invoke the intercession of the Most Holy and Immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of God, daring to remind her in all humility, but with consolation, of the filial devotion of my whole life, and of the desire … Continue reading

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THEY ARE CLOSE TO OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, WHOM THEY HAVE FOLLOWED ON EARTH AND WHOM THEY CONTEMPLATE WITH DELIGHT

Reflecting on the four Oblates who already make up our community in the fullness of the Kingdom, Eugene imagines their situation: I presume that our community above must be placed quite close to our Patron; I see them at the … Continue reading

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ALL OF US PROFESS A VERY SPECIAL DEVOTION TO THE MOTHER OF GOD

The last entry before the pause dealt with the mission center at the Shrine of Our Lady of Laus and the disapproval of the local bishop on the pastoral approach of the Oblates (http://www.eugenedemazenod.net/?p=2761). Eugene’s response to the bishop became … Continue reading

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OBLATES OF MARY IMMACULATE

In preparation for our patronal feast, we recall Eugene’s decision to change our name to Oblates of Mary Immaculate. Once the decision had been made, and Eugene had requested this new name, he was filled with joy at having done … Continue reading

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THE FIREPLACE WHERE THE MOTHER OF GOD PREPARED THE MEALS OF THE HOLY FAMILY

Eugene’s passionate love for God was the foundation of his life. It was not a dry intellectual relationship, but a holistic one that touched all aspects of his life, and particularly his affectivity. As he describes the house of Loreto, … Continue reading

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ONE WELCOMES THE MOMENT WHEN OUR LORD COMES AGAIN INTO THE HOUSE IN WHICH HE LIVED ON THIS EARTH

Writing from Loreto to Tempier in France: Without being yet much closer to you, I am nevertheless at 172 miles from Rome which I left on Ascension Day at half past one in the cab of the stage coach. The … Continue reading

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PAPAL APPROBATION: RECOGNIZING THE COMMITMENT TO SPREAD MARIAN DEVOTION

POPE LEO XII FOR FUTURE REMEMBRANCE OF THE MATTER In conclusion, We firmly hope that the members of this holy Family, who are employed in the ministry of the word of God under Rules so well fitted to form hearts … Continue reading

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THE APPROBATION OF THE OBLATES: OBLATES OF MARY – PROUD OF OUR DIGNITY AND OF THE RIGHTS THAT IT GIVES US

Responding to the euphoria of the Oblates at the approbation, Eugene reflects on our family name. May we understand well what we are! I hope that the Lord will give us this grace, with the assistance and by the protection … Continue reading

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LET US RENEW OURSELVES ESPECIALLY IN DEVOTION TO THE MOST HOLY VIRGIN AND RENDER OURSELVES WORTHY TO BE OBLATES OF THE IMMACULATE MARY

Having described the Pope’s favorable reaction to Eugene’s request for the approbation of the Oblates, he exclaims ecstatically: Have you understood, dear friend, and may all of our dear Brothers grasp, the worth of this word uttered by the mouth … Continue reading

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