THE EXCELLENCE OF THE VOCATION THAT DEDICATES A PERSON TO GOD
In sending Oblates into a new diocese, Eugene insisted that their spirit and charism be understood and respected.
… May it please God that in the diocese of Nancy, as you lead me to hope for the future, people will be able to understand the excellence of the vocation that dedicates a person to the glory of God, to the service of the Church in its most difficult duties, and to the salvation of the most abandoned souls.
Letter to M. Marguet, Vicar General of Nancy, France, 15 June 1847, EO XIII n 111
Eugene’s clarity about the excellence of our vocation, and his insistence that it be properly understood, continues to be lived today in the vocation of each of our Mazenodian Family members. Our vocation is the love of God expressed in the Church with a special predilection for the most abandoned.
“Many people mistake our work for our vocation. Our vocation is the love of Jesus.” (Mother Teresa)
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