I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO RECOGNIZE THE GOOD SPIRIT THAT ANIMATES ALL OF THEM
At the end of the General Chapter, Eugene met individually with each delegate. Each encounter became an experience of joyful gratitude for the gift of their missionary vocation and zeal.
I left the seminary only last evening in order to give time to meet with all the Fathers gathered together with me.
It is in these intimate communications that I have been able to recognize the good spirit that animates all of them. I have said to myself several times that we had nothing to envy in any other society. Let us thank God for having brought ours to the point where it is, and may each recognize that he has been placed on a way of perfection where it depends on him to advance with great strides.
Eugene de Mazenod’s Diary, 14 July 1843, EO XXI
As a result of God’s gifts, it is important for each of us to continue with zeal along the path of discipleship in our particular walk of life.
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