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LET YOUR WORDS TEACH AND YOUR ACTIONS SPEAK

The foundational level of spirituality has to be lived out and expressed. Eugene expressed the means he used to focus on seeing everything through the eyes of Christ the Savior in these resolutions, written a few days after his priestly … Continue reading

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PRESENCE – THE CEMENT OF RELATIONSHIPS

As friendship was important to Eugene, so much more important was its expression in the presence of God. Having asked his friend Emmanuel to pray for him and support him in his discernment, he then proposes a practical way of … Continue reading

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OPENING ONESELF TO RECEIVE GOD’S GIFTS

Sometimes, because of the work schedules of the people, the evening prayer for the public and the oraison for the Oblates would be at the same time. We have often seen the importance Eugene gave to this evening meditation before … Continue reading

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ORAISON: COMMUNION WITH ALL LOVED ONES IN THE LOVING PRESENCE OF JESUS

On pilgrimage in Loreto, we see Eugene’s normal other-centered style of prayer in action. Throughout his life he always tried to be aware of the presence of God in his heart in everything that he did – and he carried … Continue reading

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COMMUNION WITH OTHERS

Eugene describes the carriage journey from Genoa to Rome to Henri Tempier. I was so happy during my journey! The Lord had made me experience so much happiness at the altar to which I ascended every day, in spite of … Continue reading

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IN THE PRESENCE OF THE SAME LORD

Despite all their ministry engagements, Eugene always insisted that the Missionaries come together to celebrate the Easter mysteries as a family in their communities. Being in Paris, this was the first time in 7 years that he was not with … Continue reading

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WHERE RULES HIS LOVING HEART, THERE LET US MEET

Eugene was a “heart” person who was intuitive and expressed and acted on his intuitions. As soon as he had met Joseph Guibert, he reflected that “it seemed to me to have found again something of myself” – he recognized … Continue reading

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TAKE CARE OF ME IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD

Writing to his mother during the demanding parish mission in Brignoles, Eugene reminds her of his need to be supported in prayer by her. He needs to be taken care of by her in the presence of God. But, even … Continue reading

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I MUST BECOME INVISIBLE

Having reminded himself of the cardinal points of his spiritual practices, Eugene revises his daily timetable. To this end, there is absolutely no time to waste, and what is left over after the day’s business must be well used. I … Continue reading

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LET US OFTEN UNITE WITH ONE ANOTHER IN OUR LOVEABLE MASTER

Having read about the importance for Eugene of his practice of oraison yesterday, today I go back to a text on the same topic, written while he was a seminarian. It was Eugene’s first Christmas away from home since he … Continue reading

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