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GOING DEEPER … IMMENSE LOVE IN AND THROUGH GOD

Eugene’s spirits seem to pick up in one sense in his letter of January 11, 1837 to Father H. Guibert, at Ajaccio in spite of the fact that he is writing after receiving notification that one of the Oblates in … Continue reading

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GOING DEEPER … LOVE CHOOSES US

December 1836 found Eugene writing a letter to one of his priests who was threatening to leave the Congregation unless he was given different work to do. “To me your letter is a thorough scandal and I see it as … Continue reading

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GOING DEEPER … INTO THE ENORMITY OF GOD’S LOVE

On October 14, 1836 Eugene de Mazenod wrote to one of the Oblates who seemed to be having problems with others in his community.  His treatment of them showed a remarkable lack of respect and love both to his community … Continue reading

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GOING DEEPER … AND LAVISHED WITH LOVE

September 3, 1836 found Eugene writing to his mother and keeping her abreast of the news of his life as well as some of the Oblates which she knew.  He also wrote of a visitor he had and the effect this person … Continue reading

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GOING DEEPER … WITH BEING OPEN AND RECOGNIZING LOVE

Eugene wrote a letter to Fr. Aubert in June 1836 which was a letter full of love, the love of a father to one of his many sons. “My dear son, you are spoiling me by the moving and affectionate … Continue reading

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GOING DEEPER … SUPERNATURAL BONDS THAT BIND US SO CLOSELY

  Eugene wrote a short letter to Fr. Casimir Aubert on May 16, 1836. “My dear Son, although it is very late. I shall not go to bed without writing you a few lines. I don’t want to tell you … Continue reading

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GOING DEEPER … WITH QUIET JOY RIDING ON THE BACK OF PEACE

Indeed Eugene’s perseverance through what is now called the Icosia Affaire had a profound affect on him.  If anything his heart grew larger and he seemed to love even more.  In a letter to Father Jean-Francois de l’Hermite he wrote … Continue reading

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GOING DEEPER …. ASKING TO BE TRANSFORMED IN THE ORDINARY OF THE DAY

Reflecting on the notes of St. Eugene de Mazenod’s 1837 retreat that highlight the ongoing transformation of Eugene as a result of what Al Hubenig wrote was gained from the Calvary of Icosia (Living in the Spirit’s Fire). Above all, I … Continue reading

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GOING DEEPER … LOVING AS I HAVE BEEN LOVED

Continuing with the notes of St. Eugene de Mazenod’s 1837 retreat as mentioned in “Living in the Spirit’s Fire” by Al Hubenig: Such beautiful dreams, however, have vanished.  Here I am, in very fact, a pastor – indeed, the foremost … Continue reading

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GOING DEEPER …. BEING LONELY FOR GOD

Saturday morning I awoke early and sat to reflect and write on another letter of Eugene de Mazenod.  But I was restless, unable to sit still and wondered why I was not feeling inspired, not feeling much of anything save … Continue reading

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