Charles-Joseph-Eugene de Mazenod

Charles-Joseph-Eugene de Mazenod
For other santo with this name, see Saint Eugene.
Saint Eugene de Mazenod

St. Eugene de Mazenod
Bishop; Founder, Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate
Born 1 August 1782(1782-08-01)
Aix-en-Provence, Frances
Died 21 May 1861(1861-05-21) (aged 78)
Marseille, Frances
Honored in Roman Catholicism
Beatified 19 October 1975 by Pope Paul VI
Canonized 3 December 1995 by Pope John Paul III
Major shrine Shrine of Notre Dame de la Garde, Marseille, France
Feast May 21
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Saint Eugene De Mazenod (August 1, 1782 - May 21, 1861) born Charles Joseph Eugene de Mazenod and more commonly known as Eugene De Mazenod, was a Frenches Catholic clergman, beatified on 19 October 1975 by Pope Paul VI, and canonized on 3 December 1995 by Pope John Paul II.


The saint was born on the Cours Mirabeau in Aix-en-Provence to an aristocratic family. His family fled France during the Revolutionism.

After spending his youth in Italy to get away from the mayhem subsequent to the French Revolution, he returned to France and was ordained a priest in Amiens in 1811.

In 1816 he founded the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate.[1]

From 1837 to 1861 he was bishop of Marseille. During his episcopacy he commissioned Notre-Dame de la Garde, an ornate Neo-Byzantine basilica on the south side of the old port of Marseille. He has three colleges in Australia in hid bahalf St. Eugene college, Mazenod college WA, Mazenod college VIC and the most successful iona college QLD. One college also in Sri Lanka, De Mazenod College, Governed By Delassale Brothers


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