The Jubilee Year of 1975 had two themes Renewal and Reconciliation. The Pope was giving the Catholic Church experiencing lots of turmoil after the Second Vatican Council a new model and intercessor who was well equipped to deal with such challenges. In the aftermath of the French Revolution which left the Church ruined and bitterly divided the young missionary and his companions were the signs of reconciliation which came from the renewal of the Catholic faith. In their little community the fellow Catholics could see what God can achieve when people are evangelised and are evangelising at the same time. Eugene de Mazenod strongly believed that only by turning unconditionally to the Gospel the deep wounds experienced by the society and the individuals can be healed.
The Pope who beatified Eugene on October 19, 1975 was beatified on the same day last year.