Amiens near Paris. He refused to be ordained by the Archbishop of Paris or the acting bishop of Aix as they were loyal to the Napoleon and they didn’t have Pope’s approval. In order to get out of the situation it was decided that a bishop who was a friend of his family would ordain him.
In October 1812 Eugene returns to his hometown. First he goes to the home of Bishops of Aix to clarify his assignment. Aix at that time doesn’t have a bishop and is run by two priests who have been but in charge. At the conversation with them he presents his desire to commit himself to reaching out to the poor people of Aix and the Provence. Strangely he gets their permission and now is free to start following the desire that began in his heart on that Good Friday a few years ago.