Daily Inspirations

Quote of the day

In the family of the holy Immaculate Mother.

St. Eugene de Mazenod

Reflection of the day

August 15

“Would that I could share with you all that I experienced in the way of consolation on this beautiful day devoted to Mary our Queen! I had not felt for a long time as much joy in speaking of her grandeur and in encouraging our Christians to put all their confidence in her… I can safely hope I was understood and I can well believe that all the faithful who came to our church this evening shared the fervour with which I was inspired at the sight of the statue of the Holy Virgin and greater still by the graces which she obtained from her divine Son, I dare say, while we were invoking her with so much affection, because she is our Mother.”

St. Eugene de Mazenod, Feast of the Assumption, 15 August 1822

Weekly anecdote

No greater love

It may be said that in the first centuries of Christianity “The blood of martyrs was the seed of the Church”. However, in the short History of the Oblates in Canada, it may also be said that the missionaries to the Amerindians and the Inuit, by offering their lives in often dramatic circumstances, cleared the way for a great number of conversions. (more…)

Weekly photograph

Pope John Paul II – during the Canonization Mass of St. Eugene de Mazenod (03-12-1995)
Photo – www.omiworld.org

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