Tag Archives: Letting Go

GOING DEEPER AND WAITING TO SEE WHAT GOD HAS PLANNED FOR ME

On May 27 1835 Eugene again wrote to Fr. Guigues at Notre Dame de l’Osier about not taking on too much work outside of the mission – the job he has been given, about the need for more brothers and … Continue reading

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GOING DEEPER … MY REWARD MUST COME FROM GOD

On November28 1834 Eugene wrote to Bishop L. Frezza, Secretary of the Congregation for Extraordinary Affairs, in in Rome assuring them of his obedience and his abandoning his self to God. […] So as not to cause the least distress … Continue reading

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GOING DEEPER … AND ENTRUSTING MYSELF TO THE BENEVOLENCE OF THE CHURCH

In November 1834 Eugene wrote to Cardinal Thomas Bernetti, Secretary of State in Rome, in response to a letter from Rome to cease and desist any actions against the French government, this would include trying to clear his name and … Continue reading

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GOING DEEPER … A PERIOD OF INCLULTURATION

In October of 1834 Eugene wrote to Fr. Courtès about the relationship with the Novice Master and the Novices, as well as the behaviour of the novices themselves.  It was quite detailed with a lot of ‘dos’ and ‘don’t’s’ and I admit that … Continue reading

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GOING DEEPER AND DISCOVERING WHO I SERVE

Eugene continues with what I want to call a new freedom.  He has ‘let go and let God’ (as we say in AA) and this has left him open to new ways to serve his beloved – Church, bishops, clergy … Continue reading

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GOING DEEPER … RENOUNCING PERSONAL WANTS AND NEEDS

Eugene wrote to Baron D Papassian in Rome in May of 1834 renouncing  his plan to obtain justice through the French courts regarding the whole Icosia affair. “Since the Sovereign Pontiff is pained by the idea of this process in the … Continue reading

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GOING DEEPER … A WAY OF RESPONDING

Eugene’s letter of August 31st to Henri Tempier is short but telling: “.. It was necessary in effect to take pause after my Wednesday morning session. I lie low, I need to think, to have light, I ask God to … Continue reading

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GOING DEEPER WITH THE GIFT OF REMEMBERED BEAUTY

Eugene found incredible beauty on the road between Nice and Genoa. “You never leave the edge of the sea which affords a continuous and charming picture, but at each bend in the winding roads in every bay you are delighted by … Continue reading

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GOING DEEPER AND LETTING GO OF “MY’ WAY

There have been problems with both the Superior and the brothers in Billens and it is to this that Eugene writes. I have to confess that the pen fell from my hand each time I made the effort to write … Continue reading

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GOING DEEPER … NEEDING PRAYERS THAT I MAY “BE” IN ORDER TO “DO”

In early May of 1833 Eugene wrote to Father Courtès about making some pastoral visitations in part of the diocese of Marseilles.  He faces it with his usual blunt self-awareness and honesty – knowing it is not all about him. … Continue reading

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