Sunday, September 15, 2019 any time between 12 AM – 11:30 PM

“In the prolonged silent prayer we make each day, we let ourselves be moulded by the Lord, and find in him the inspiration of our conduct” (OMI Rule of Life, 33). The practice of Oraison was an important part of St. Eugene’s daily prayer during which he entered into communion with the members of his missionary family.

You are invited to take part in this practice of Oraison. Sunday, September 15th, is the memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows and the anniversary of the beatification of Blessed Joseph Gerard, OMI. With Mary contemplating Jesus Christ crucified and with Bl. Joseph Gerard who dedicated his life to preaching Him, you are invited to set apart some time this day to enter into prayerful communion with the whole Mazenodian Family.

Just choose a time for personal prayer wherever you like, in unity with all the members of the Mazenodian Family

Please feel free to let us know ( that you will be joining in prayer and share with others who would be interested.

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  1. Saturnino Lajo says:

    I will be in Spain

    • franksantucci says:

      All we are asking is that sometime on that day, members of the Mazenodian Family, wherever they are in the world, will spend some time in prayer conscious of being in oraison communion with the whole universal Family of St Eugene.
      Enjoy your time in Spain – and a very happy birthday to you. A multitude of us is grateful for your many years of preaching the Gospel as a missionary through so many varied means.

  2. James P Brobst, OMI says:

    Mine will be one of two planes, from DC to Fargo!
    I am glad to see this project begin. Not blowing one’s own horn on the street corner, (or at 30,000 feet!) but a show of support around the globe.

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