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I WANT TO CONGRATULATE YOU ON YOUR CONQUEST.

When he arrived at Dublin on August 8, Father Aubert was cordially received by the Archbishop and the city’s mayor, Daniel O’Connell. The latter showed interest in the spirit of the Oblates and promised to protect an Oblate foundation. On … Continue reading

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THE BEGINNINGS OF THE ANGLO IRISH PROVINCE

In recent entries we have focused on the Canadian mission, but the missionary thrust was taking place in England and Ireland simultaneously. (See the entries starting from http://www.eugenedemazenod.net/?p=4584). Father Yvon Beaudoin fills in the details for us: In all of … Continue reading

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THEY DO NOT WANT TO UNDERSTAND HOW MUCH I AM A FATHER

As Superior General, Eugene had to deal with the weaknesses and foibles of his Oblates. He always regarded himself as their father and was hurt when they did not realize this. Letter from Fr. Bermond. My letter has provoked a … Continue reading

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HE IS COMPELLED UNDER PAIN OF SIN NOT TO KILL HIS MOTHER

When Eugene wrote in his diary at the end of the day, he recorded not only the happenings, but also his personal reactions. The Diary reveals a wry sense of humor in the way in which he expresses himself privately. … Continue reading

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E-MAIL NOTIFICATIONS

The service we were using to send you these reflections by email has been discontinued. As an alternative I have found the one hosted by “MailPoet”. You will have to subscribe again in order to receive these emails. You can … Continue reading

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DISTRESSES AND BLESSINGS IN CANADA

Father Casimir Aubert, was an Oblate respected by Eugene and a person with whom he shared many of his more private thoughts. Eugene confided to him: I am sorely tried by our Fathers in Canada. Fr. Baudrand, utterly outraged with … Continue reading

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MEN SO IMPERFECT WHO HAVE DECEIVED MY HOPES

We have seen the optimistic and lofty ideals and the dreams of Eugene and the missionaries regarding the first group of Oblates sent to Canada. Now, one year later, the cracks began to appear. It is normal in any human … Continue reading

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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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