February 12 – Responsible but not ambitious.
In 1856 Bishop de Mazenod was honored to be appointed a Senator of the Republic. On February 12, 1857, he wrote: “Tomorrow I shall start the sad business I have to carry on in Paris. In advance I am already bored by it. Nothing less than the requirements of my position was needed to constrain me thereto. I shall try to shorten it as much as I possibly can.” Despite his boredom, he participated in all the activities.