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GOING DEEPER …. RENDERING AN ACCOUNT TO GOD

Continuing with the notes written by St. Eugene during his retreat of 1837 in preparation for being named Bishop of Marseille I note that Eugene is not necessarily happy at the state of the current practices of some of the … Continue reading

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GOING DEEPER … WHAT SO EVER WE DO TO THE LEAST OF OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS

Eugene wrote a long letter to Fr. Guigues at Notre Dame de l’Osier at the beginning of August 1835 detailing quite graphically what the Oblate priests and brothers were doing in Marseilles and Aix to minister to those who were … Continue reading

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GOING DEEPER AND NOT LOSING SIGHT OF THE WIDER NEEDS OF THE FAMILY

In May 1835 Eugene wrote to Fr. Guigues saying how busy he was and the decisions he as Superior General had to make for the still rather small congregation which was being called in so many directions to do so … Continue reading

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GOING DEEPER … SOLIDARITY IN THE EPISCOPATE

Eugene’s episcopate is not an “in name only” thing for him – he takes it very seriously.  His heart continues to grow in love of the poor – and the different faces of the poor also grows. “I am thinking … 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 … AWAITING COUNSEL BEFORE MOVING

Eugene is still in Rome, awaiting the French Minister’s reply before he can leave.  In the midst of such questioning and doubt, waiting and wondering he writes to Henri Tempier asking for advice.  Later in the letter Eugene will go … Continue reading

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