January 27 – Evangelizing the Poor

Mission preached throughout the city of Marseilles, in 1820. Eugene and his Missionaries preached in the three parishes frequented by laborers, sailors and fishermen in Provencal, a language considered vulgar by the upper classes:

“We shall take charge of that part of the city inhabited by the lower classes; thus we will not be going against the Rules of our Institute which require us to devote ourselves to that portion of the flock of Jesus Christ.”