A Heart as Big as the World (13) - Alone Again

The Battle of Waterloo was fought on Sunday, 18 June 1815, near Waterloo in present-day Belgium, then part of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands. A French army under the command of Napoleon Bonaparte was defeated by two of the armies of the Seventh Coalition: an Anglo-led Allied army under the command of the Duke of Wellington, and a Prussian army under the command of Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher, Prince of Wahlstatt. The battle resulted in the end of Bonaparte's reign and of the First French Empire, and set a chronological milestone between serial European wars and decades of relative peace.


A Heart as Big as the World (12) - Christian Youth Association

Stayed with Bro.Maurs in “L’enclos” and founding a Youth Congregation on april 25th, 1813.

St. Eugene de Mazenod worked for and with the Youth.  He visited the Austrian Prisoners in the Military prison in Caserne Forbin.

He got sick, very sick, and closed to death! ( March 1814).  The youth prayed for him before Our Lady of Grace.



A Heart as Big as the World (11) - Find His True Identity

St. Eugene de Mazenod was ordained priest  on December 21, 1811. He refused all positions  in the diocese of Amiens.  He served as director for a while in St.Sulpice Seminary.  He came back to Aix  on October 1812, brought with him Brother Maurs, an ex-Trappist, as his domestic helper.  He lived in “monastic lifestyle” with Bro. Maurs in the house of his mother at Rue Papassaudi.  He kept discerning his “future” as a priest.

He wanted to consecrate himself for the poorests: the youth and the lower class in the society.


A Heart as Big as the World (10) - Final Decision

The experience of Good Friday at 1807 -a flood of bitter tears...

“My soul was reaching for its final end, for God who is its one and only good.” (Retreat 1814)


A Heart as Big as the World (9) - Another Exile

Family Mansion at St. Laurent du Verdon.


On 24 October 1802, he arrived  in Marseille after 11 years in exile.

What a disappointment awaited him! Due to a misunderstanding, there was no one on the pier to welcome him. He searched his mother in the crowds, but failed to find her.

Four days after his arrival in Aix, he had to leave his family for a family mansion in St. Laurent du Verdon to escape the military service with a lower price than in Aix.


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Eugene de Mazenod

Kemampuannya dalam pewartaan injil dan bakat kepemimpinannya dalam mengarahkan berbagai Misi merupakan tanda-tanda lahir hidup batin yang menjadikan Eugene de Mazenod sebagai penjala manusia.


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