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VOWS: THE WAY TO “BE” IN ORDER TO “DO”

So far our exploration of the 1818 Rule has looked at the first part, which was the “why” of the Missionaries. We have seen how in this section Eugene explained their mission and ministry in detail. The next section, entitled … Continue reading

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YOU DID IT TO ME

The Youth Congregation was centred on the welfare of each young member. Continuing to develop the concept of the Congregation as a caring mother, Eugene explains what the young person has the right to expect when he becomes a member … Continue reading

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I SHOULD STOP SHORT AT NOTHING FOR THE WELFARE OF THIS INSTRUMENT THAT IS INDISPENSABLE TO A MISSIONARY

I have pretended up to now to have mislaid my stomach, and I have been quite successful in this. I believed an habitual fast, working though I was, was not doing me any harm at all; I was wrong. And … Continue reading

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25 JANUARY 1816: RECALLING THE FOUNDING STORY

The all-important first day of community life for the Missionaries was obviously a story often repeated in all its details. In his Memoires, Father Tempier, described it as: “This memorable day that I will never forget for as long as I … Continue reading

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