A Heart as Big as the World (1) - Family Background

Eugène was born on August 1, 1782 in Aix-en-Provence, in a noble family of the Cours (now Cours Mirabeau).

His father’s family background:

His grandfather: Charles Alexander de Mazenod (1718-1795)  a lovable and cultivated man, had first served in the musketeers; when his health forbade him to continue in that service, he became President of the Court of Accounts of Provence.

His grandmother: Ursule Elisabeth Félicité de Laugier ( 1725-1782). Their children: Charles Antoine (1745-1820), Charles Ignace (1746-1753), Charles Hippolyte (1747-1759), Charles Fortuné (1749-1840). Charles Louis Eugène (1750-1835) and Marie-Anne (1752-1753)

His father: Charles Antoine de Mazenod (1745-1820), was also President in the same Court from 1771 until the dawn of the Revolution.

His mother’s family background:

His grandfather: Joseph Thomas Joannis (1717-1795) was a medical doctor and royal professor in the faculty of Aix.

His grandmother:  Catherine Elizabeth Bonnet (1730 -1811).

They had three girls: Marie-Rose Eugènie, Eugene’s mother, (1760-1851) Marie Sophie Adélaïde (1763-1766), Élisabeth Gabrielle Alexandrine (1765 – 1807) who married to Hyacinthe Henri Dedons.

(Writer: Father Henricus Asodo, OMI, from his animation slide presentation on the Founder of OMI "St. Eugene de Mazenod", Aix-en-Provence, France)

Eugene de Mazenod

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