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Page 6 POST-GAZETTE, MAY 22, 2015 de Mazenod, was born on August 1, 1782, at Aix-en- Provence in France. His fam- ily was wealthy and in 1790 was forced to flee France dur- ing the French Revolution, leaving all of their posses- sions behind. The family sought refuge in Italy where they lived in poverty. They moved from city to city, mak- ing it difficult for Eugene to have a good education. Eugene grew up in Italy, returning to France when he was 20. His parents had separated, and his mother was determined to regain the family's lost wealth. She wanted her son to marry a rich girl whose family could help them. The education Eu- gene received in Venice had included religious instruc- tion, and the young man began to look at France in a new way. The Catholic Church in his native country had suf- fered a great deal during the Revolution. He was concerned by this. Although his mother was upset, Eugene decided to become a priest in order to help the Church in France re- build and to help his fellow French citizens. In 1811 he was ordained a priest in Paris. Eugene directed his ministry toward the poorest of the poor. Others joined his labors, and became the nucleus of a religious community. Father de Mazenod went to the Pope to ask if he could form a congre- gation of priests who would work as missionaries to the people of France. In 1826, Pope Leo XII approved the forma- tion of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate. Father Eugene's uncle was bishop of the Diocese of Marseilles, Father de Mazenod helped his uncle rebuild the diocese after the damage of the Revolution. In 1832, he was named auxiliary bishop, and five years later, he was appointed Bishop of Marseilles succeeding his uncle. As bishop he built churches, founded parishes, cared for his priests, developed catechists for the young and improved seminary training. Although he had founded the Oblates of Mary Immacu- late to help the French, priests of the order were invited to preach in Switzerland, England and Ireland. Eventually some went to work as missionaries in North America, the Far East and Africa. Bishop de Mazenod has been likened to Saint Paul, preaching the Gospel to the world. Today, the Oblates serve as missionaries in 67 countries. On May 21, 1861, Eugene de Mazenod died at the age of 79. He was canonized on December 3, 1995. He is consid- ered the patron saint of families in difficulty. Saint Eugene de Mazenod by Bennett Molinari and Richard Molinari ALL THAT ZAZZ Charles Joseph Eugene __ b___y Mary N. 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Indulge with the new and out with the oldl Buona g/omata and God bless the United States of Americal -- Mary DiZazzo-Trumbull Read prior weeks' "All That Zazz" columns at Mary is a third-generation cosmetologist and a Massachusetts distributor of Kosmea brand rose hip oil products. She may be contacted at (978) 470-8183 or S i m p I e TIMES by Girard A. Plante May is the beginning of the special season that offers a long-awaited yet fleeting brilliant budding forth of new life. The bright yellow For- sythia. Sweet scent of the Lilac. Tulips aplenty with myriad colors that stop people in their busyness. And bring a smile. The month of May also ushers in a flood of remem- brances. I write this column on Armed Forces Day, which reminds Americans that the gift of life and our free- dom are both particularly precious as we witness the currently war:ravaged world. On May 8 thworld War II veterans commemorated the 70 th V-E Day, honoring the victory of the Allied Forces of America, France, Russia, and Great Britain over the Nazis in Europe. It's a day that transports America's "Greatest Gen- eration" to those difficult days of death, fear, anxious moments and continuous uncertainty. Despite all the carnage, Americans prevailed as Europe was liberated from the evil forces that created mayhem for 12 years. Vic- tory came at a high price -- 75 million people perished in four short years in WWII. I hail from a military fam- ily and am blessed to have grown up listening to my mom and many aunts share their experiences of a war they lived through together on the home front. No cell phones or Facebook nor Instagram existed in the 1940s to 'connect' them in real time to sons, husbands, brothers, cousins, sisters and friends overseas. My dad earned the Distin- guished Fly Cross after fly- ing 47 sorties in the Army Air Corps over Germany dur- ing WWII. He mustered out with the rank of Staff Sgt. Most of my uncles were scattered across Europe, some stayed in the U.S. All were heroes. From the Baby Boomer gen- eration a few cousins en- tered the Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps. None, thankfully, saw action in Vietnam. Then after some of the older cousins began mov- ing on into their 30s and 40s, the younger generation of Boomers brought a hand- ful of us cousins - both male and female -- to serve our great nation. The third generation born in the mid-1980s through 1991, entered the military in 2002. Today, a 22-year-old nephew is active duty in the Army, anxiously awaiting orders to be shipped off to a Continent crawling with dev- ils that prevent people from living in peace in their own country. A year ago he graduated from Syracuse University. Happiness show- ered us then. My family and I pray ceaselessly that he remains healthy, safe, sane, and returns home whole after his four-year hitch. Recently, I watched a PBS documentary "The Day the '60s Died," which chronicles the fateful afternoon of May 4, 1970. Four students-from Kent State University were shot dead by the Ohio Na- tional Guard as they pro- tested President Richard Nixon's invasion of Cambo- dia. Nixon earlier promised the nation on TV that soon troops would leave Vietnam. Instead, bombing blew-up in Cambodia, escalating the protests on American col- leges, riots, and outrage everywhere. Mother's Day grabs the soul and mind every May. In 1870, Julia Ward Howe wrote "Mother's Day Proclama- tion," a poem urging moth- ers and sisters to speak out against the Franco-Prussian War. Howe is credited with creating the first national recognition of Mother's Day after the four-year dreaded cloud of the Civil War claimed 600,000 lives. The revered Howe also wrote "The Battle Hymn of the Republic." She penned "Mother's Day Proclamation" while residing in Boston. Howe's opening stanza sets the tone of the era: "Arise, all women who have hearts, whether your bap- tism be that of water or of tearsl We will not have great questions decided by irrel- evant agencies, our hus- bands shall not come to us, reeking with carnage, for caresses and applause." She continues: "Our sons shall not be taken from us to un- learn all that we have been able to teach them of char- ity, mercy and patience." I love our great nation. I love the sound of the cadence of the United States of America wherever the grand words are spoken. I would die for America to con- tinue offering hope to a world weighed down by the ugli- ness and senselessness of war. Just as spring carries us out of the darksome winter, May bursts to life bringing brighter daysl Its magical brilliance eases a month of mournful mothers, remem- brances of wars, and of sor- rows of mothers gone before us. Peace is within reach across our planet Earth. Yet we humans must work together to attain that most precious of gifts.