local_offer Saint Marie Eugénie

Anniversary of the Canonization

A eventTuesday, 24 November 2020
Marie Eugenie Milleret reminds us first of all of the importance of the Eucharist in the Christian life and in spiritual growth. In fact, as she herself emphasizes, her First Holy Communion was an important moment, even if she was unaware of it at the time. Christ, present in the depths of her heart, was working within her, giving her time to follow her own pace and to pursue her inner quest, which was to lead her to the point of giving herself totally to the Lord in the Religious life in response to the needs of her time. In particular, she realized how important it was to pass on to the young generations, especially young girls, an intellectual, moral and spiritual training that would make them adults capable of taking charge of their family life and of making their contribution to the Church and society. Throughout her life she drew the strength for her mission from her life of prayer, ceaselessly combining contemplation and action. May the example of St Marie Eugenie invite men and women today to pass on to young people values that will help them to become strong adults and joyful witnesses of the Risen One. May young people never be afraid to welcome these moral and spiritual values, living them patiently and faithfully. In this way, they will build their personality and prepare for their future.

HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVI. EUCHARISTIC CONCELEBRATION FOR THE CANONIZATION OF FOUR BLESSEDS: GEORGE PRECA, SIMON OF LIPNICA, CHARLES OF ST. ANDREW HOUBEN, MARIE EUGENIE OF JESUS MILLERET. St Peter's Square. Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. Sunday, 3 June 2007