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GOING DEEPER … QUESTIONS FOLLOWED BY JOYOUS CERTAINTY

March 9, 1837 Eugene wrote to the Vicar General of Aix to speak of a priest who had left the Congregation of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate.  Most obviously from the letter we are able to determine that Eugene told … Continue reading

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GOING DEEPER … WHO CAN OFFER RESISTANCE TO THE VERY POWER OF GOD?

In September of 1836, Eugene wrote a short letter to Father Casimir Aubert at Aix in response to Fr. Aubert’s complaints about moving to Aix.  He wrote:  “…Who can offer resistance to the very power of God? The ways of … Continue reading

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GOING DEEPER … GOD KNOWING MY DEEPEST DESIRES

Continuing with the notes of St. Eugene de Mazenod’s 1837 retreat as mentioned in Al Hubenig’s book “Living in the Spirit’s Fire”: You alone can give strength to my soul only you can renew in me the sacred fire of … Continue reading

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GOING DEEPER … AND LOOKING BACK WITH BRUTAL HONESTY

In the past few months I have found myself struck by all that Eugene experienced at the hands of the French government and the seemingly abandonment by the Church during the “Icosia Affaire”.  So much so that I went to … Continue reading

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GOING DEEPER WITH THE FRUITS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

“The Holy Spirit, […] made his appearance on the great day, and I assure you that not a day has passed since then, and I could even say an hour, that he has not imparted ineffable spiritual experiences to that person … Continue reading

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GOING DEEPER WHERE THE SPIRIT LEADS

 “…I know all the time that it is my Father who is in heaven I am dealing with, who has at his right hand his Son Jesus Christ, our Saviour, who is our advocate, our mediator, who never ceases to … Continue reading

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