Monthly Archives: May 2015

GOING DEEPER … AND LOOKING AT WHO AND HOW DO I LOVE?

I skip ahead today because of where I am at in my own life.  Looking at May 23, 1835 I found Eugene writing a short letter to Father Casimir Aubert at Aix.  As you will recall Father Aubert was the … Continue reading

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GOING DEEPER … WITH A LIFE UNFOLDING

April 7 1835 found St. Eugene writing to Fr. Guigues about the success of the mission and requesting prayers for more vocations. “I am captivated by the account of your missions or retreats and it awakens in my heart very … Continue reading

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GOING DEEPER … REFLECTING ON WHAT GOD IN HIS GOODNESS ALLOWS

On April 1, 1835 St. Eugene wrote to Father Casimir Aubert at Aix about the few number of novices and about the will of God. “It pains me to see that our novitiate is going to be small in number, … Continue reading

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GOING DEEPER … THE NEED FOR CONSCIOUS AWARENESS

Eugene wrote to his mother in Aix from Marseilles on March 10th, 1835 painting yet another picture of what was happening in Marseilles with the Cholera epidemic and how devotion to Our Lady seemed to be making a difference. “You … Continue reading

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GOING DEEPER … AND NEEDING ONLY TO LOVE

We hear more about what it is like for St. Eugene and those Oblates in Marseilles during the Cholera epidemic.  Eugene writes on March 10th, 1835 to Fr. Courtes in Aix. “My dear Son, the demands made on us increase … Continue reading

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GOING DEEPER … AND WITNESSING TENDER LOVE

March 1st 1835 brought a short but telling letter from C. J. Eugene. Bishop of Icosia to Fr. Courtes in Aix where he wrote  requesting that Brother Kotterer go to Aix to make his retreat for ordination under Father Casimir … Continue reading

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GOING DEEPER … REQUIRES GREAT HONESTY & GREATER COURAGE

On February 12, 1835 St. Eugene wrote to Joseph Rossi, reproaching him for living outside the community without bothering to regularize his position. “To be frank, I was experiencing some disquietude at your continued failure to give any sign of … Continue reading

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GOING DEEPER … WILL MY INVOLVEMENT BE EFFECTIVE?

On February 3, 1835 St. Eugene wrote to Fr. Courtès, priest at the Mission of Aix, Bouch[es]-du Rhone about upcoming missions and a preference to missions over retreats. “My dear Courtès. I did manage to get our men together to plan the … Continue reading

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GOING DEEPER … AWARE THAT GOD WILL MAKE UP WHAT IS LACKING ON MY PART

January 17, 1835 saw Eugene writing a third letter – this one to Father Vincens concerning some of the miracles being worked on the Missions and with advice on hearing confessions. “My dear Father Vincens, the Lord be praised for … Continue reading

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GOING DEEPER … WITH GOD KNOWING THE NEEDS OF HIS CHURCH

In January of 1835 St. Eugene wrote also to Fr. Guigues at Notre Dame de l’Osier.  He spoke of the men sticking to their mission and the success of some missions that had been preached. “What you tell me about … Continue reading

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