To bear witness is part of the vocation of all baptized persons. If Venerable Marie-Eugene insisted that the members of Notre Dame de Vie be authentic contemplatives, it is not in order to isolate them inside a cloister. The love of Christ should extend itself through a love for the Church.


“The Church exists in order to evangelize.”   
Pope Paul VI, Evangelii nuntiandi


Actually, the great means for the mission is not discussion: people do not believe in this anymore. It is not the good works! The great means is the testimony of someone who is possessed by God, who through his attitudes, his words, allows God to be seen, allows God to appear, shows what God can accomplish in a life."


Venerable Marie-Eugene of the Child Jesus, En marche vers Dieu, p. 93




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