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HAVE A LITTLE MORE CONFIDENCE IN THE LORD, MY DEAR FATHER

The scholastics were always referred to as “the Oblates” since 1816, even before the whole Congregation received this name ten years later. In their studies and formation for the priesthood they had been moved around to various places in the … Continue reading

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THE HOLY SPIRIT POURED OUT ABUNDANTLY ON THE NEW OBLATE THE ANOINTING OF ITS GENEROUS GIFTS

Leonard Baveux was a 47 year-old Sulpician priest ordained in 1828. His meeting with the Oblates in Montreal led him to discover that he was called to missionary life and he joined them. On August 2 he had made his … Continue reading

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YOU CANNOT BELIEVE HOW MUCH PLEASURE I DERIVE FROM ANYTHING THAT REMINDS ME OF THE CHILDREN THAT GOD HAS GIVEN ME.

Separated by the Atlantic Ocean from his Missionaries in Canada, Eugene was constantly united to them in thought and in oraison prayer. Father Dandurand had sent him a sketch of the house where the Oblate community was established. I thank … Continue reading

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I SEE SOME DIFFICULTY IN THE PURCHASE OF A COW

I usually focus on the more spiritual extracts of the writings of St. Eugene. Apart from running a huge diocese, a missionary Congregation and its activities, he also gave his opinion on mundane activities! My dear son, Father Tempier has … Continue reading

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IT WILL SERVE AS THE UNIFORM WHICH CONSTITUTES US EXTERIORLY AS MARY’S ELITE TROOPS

Eugene’s diary entry notes: It is appropriate to recount here the privilege granted to our congregation by our Holy Father Pope Gregory XVI, in regard to the scapular or little habit of the Holy Virgin, decreed by the general chapter … Continue reading

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OBLATION: WE GIVE OURSELVES TO HIM WITHOUT RESERVE AND WITHOUT CONDITIONS

Eugene continues to reflect on the meaning of the oblation of Brother Charles Baret, who has just professed his perpetual vows. Accustom yourself, my dear son, to have confidence in the Lord, without reservation whatsoever. We must become entirely generous … Continue reading

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OBLATION: THE SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST, OUR COMMON MASTER, HAS RECEIVED YOUR VOWS, HAS ADOPTED YOU AND HAS MARKED YOU WITH THE SEAL THAT MAKES US WHAT WE ARE

Before making his perpetual oblation, the 18-year-old Charles Baret had written to Eugene, who responded: You were just a novice, my dear son, when you wrote me on August 5. Today you are a child in the Congregation which justly … Continue reading

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LET GOOD FATHER VINCENS REJOICE AND TURN HIS THOUGHTS ON THEM WHEN HE ENCOUNTERS SOME DIFFICULTY

It is impossible to have more generous sentiments, more perfect dedication, more thoughts that are supernatural. They are sacrificing their most natural and legitimate affections with a true joy arising from their faithfulness to and love for their holy vocation. … Continue reading

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COME AND LEARN MORE ABOUT SAINT EUGENE

Daring to Listen to God’s Call Four twenty minute videos, beginning on October 4 and you can watch at any convenient time. Find out more »

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PAUSE UNTIL OCTOBER 4

A technical glitch regarding translations has forced us to take a break until October 4. I invite you to revisit some of the older entries (there are 2565 to choose from)

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