|As the year 1827 drew to a close, Eugene found himself overburdened by the responsibilities and boredom of his desk-bound work as Vicar General of Marseille. One can touch his pain as he reads Fr Honorat’s description of the successes of the parish missions of the Oblates, and his longing to be back in that ministry that he loved so passionately.
Letter to Jean Baptiste Honorat, 12 December 1827, EO VII n 288
Despite the daily drudgery, he offered it all to God in the spirit of oblation which he learnt from the Oblate Cross that he wore all the time.
How present do I allow God to be in the dreary moments that I face each day?
“Do I allow myself to be taken up by God, to be embraced by him, or do I prevent him from drawing close?” Pope Francis
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- HIS WILL IS TOO CLEARLY MANIFEST FOR US NOT TO BE OBLIGED TO GO FORWARD WITH BLIND CONFIDENCE. on
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- EXPERIENCE SHOWS THAT TIME DOES NOT HOLD BACK WHEN ONE PUTS ONE’S CONFIDENCE IN GOD on
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