By Fr. David Muñoz, OMI
A year ago, the Kusenberger Chair of Oblate Studies embarked on a new initiative. The Chair sought to provide an enrichment course on the life, mission, and spirituality of St. Eugene de Mazenod, founder of the Missionary Oblates and of a larger missionary charismatic family. It is called “Eugene de Mazenod 101”. The designation “101” is used in the United States of America to imply a course for beginners. It is, therefore, a non-academic course for anyone interested in learning more about St. Eugene.
The previous year’s session counted with the participation of over 200 participants in English, Spanish, French, and Italian. Due to its success, the Chair will provide, once again, a four part series called, “Leaving Nothing Undared with St. Eugene de Mazenod.”
The aims of the Eugene de Mazenod 101 series are:
1. To help participants gain a deeper knowledge of the life of St. Eugene de Mazenod.
2. To assist participants to understand the charism, mission, and spirituality of St. Eugene de Mazenod.
3. To see in him and his Mazenodian spirituality a model of holiness that can enrich their life
4. For members of the Mazenodian Family to be inspired to discover their individual vocation within their specific branch of the Mazenodian Family.
The four part series is entirely FREE of charge and can be accessed entirely on the Internet. However, participants must register for each part via the Oblate School of Theology website: https://ost.edu/event/part-1-daring-to-listen/2021-10-04/. After registration, each participant will receive a password to access the resource page. The series is currently offered in English, Spanish, and French.
Each series consists of four, 20-minute videos, and offers a resource page for personal or group reflection.
Part 1, “Daring to Listen to God’s Call,” will be offered every Monday in the month of October 2021.
Part 2, “Daring to Share an Experience of God with others,” will be offered every Monday beginning 15th November until 6th December, 2021.
Part 3, “Daring New Ways to Reach People’s Hearts,” will be offered every Monday in February 2022.
Part 4, “Leaving Nothing Undared,” will be offered every Monday beginning on 14th March until 4th April.
We encourage all to take advantage of this opportunity to journey with St. Eugene. Those interested can find more information on the website of the Kusenberger Chair of Oblate Studies: https://sites.google.com/site/oblatestudies/home.