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JOIN US IN PRAYER TODAY AS A MAZENODIAN FAMILY

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JOIN THE MAZENODIAN FAMILY IN PRAYER

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PAUSE EXTENDED TO JULY 5

This service is available in English, Spanish, French, Polish and Czech. We have hit a small glitch in keeping our translations synchronized. So, the service will resume in all languages on July 5. A reminder that all the 2503 previously … Continue reading

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THE MAZENODIAN FAMILY UNITES WITH POPE FRANCIS TO PRAY TODAY

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JOIN THE MAZENODIAN FAMILY IN PRAYER

For the prayer text: https://sites.google.com/view/mazenodianfamily/monthly-oraison/may-16-2021 

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IF YOU HAVE FAILED IN A TRIAL SO WEAK AS THIS, WHAT WILL YOU DO IN THE MIDST OF THE OBSTACLES OF A DIFFICULT MISSION?

Father Bermond had begged Eugene to be sent to Canada as one of the pioneer missionaries, but Eugene had reasons to hesitate and so did not include him. In the previous entry we saw how Bermond had resisted to be … Continue reading

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THOSE WHO HAVE THE HABIT OF COMPLAINING WHEN IT IS A MATTER OF THEIR PERSONAL PREFERENCE

Eugene’s role as leader of the Oblate Congregation meant that he had to distribute the Oblates according to the needs of the missions we were caring for. In some cases, he encountered difficulties because of personal likes and dislikes of … Continue reading

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LAITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE OBLATES IN MISSION AND IN SPIRITUAL BENEFITS

Writing to the benefactors who had been so generous to the Oblate missionaries in Canada, Eugene wrote to express his gratitude. A gratitude not expressed only in words, but in the action of making them Associates in all the spiritual … Continue reading

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THE GENEROSITY OF OUR LAY ASSOCIATES

From the first day of our existence as Oblates, our missionary successes would not have been possible without the presence and assistance of our lay supporters. Twenty six years later, this was proved true in Canada just months after the … Continue reading

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OUR DUTY IN RESPONSE TO THIS REMARKABLE FAVOUR IS TO NEGLECT NOTHING IN TRAINING RELIGIOUS WHO ARE FIT TO SERVE THE CHURCH AND SOCIETY

The Oblates were experiencing a growth in vocations. God’s gift in calling new members required a response of gratitude expressed in generosity in caring for and developing the growth of these young men. There is no sacrifice we should not … Continue reading

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