St. Eugene de Mazenod, the Founder of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, a man passionately in love with Christ and unconditionally committed to the Church, died on May 21, 1861. Since his beatification in 1975 we celebrate his feast day on May 21. This year Oblates will celebrate Holy Mass on the Tomb of their beloved Founder in the Cathedral of Marseille at 10h30am.
As he lay dying, St. Eugene de Mazenod said to the Oblates around him: “my only suffering is that I must leave such men as you, men I love with a heart that you cannot comprehend. The good God has given me a heart of immense capacity and with it an immense power to love my children”.
The Oblate community of Aix-en-Provence sends their greetings to all Oblates and lay associates and wishes you all a blessed feast of St. Eugene, may you receive many graces through his intercession!
Krzysztof ZIELENDA, OMI