Today we celebrated the Solemnity of Pentecost and no work was scheduled in the Chapter auditorium.
Best wishes went to Friar Jerzy NOREL from the Province of St. Maximilian M. Kolbe in Poland (Gdańsk) and Friar Tadeusz BRZOZOWSKI from the newly erected Province of St. Francis of Assisi in Kenya, for their twenty-nine years of priesthood. Best wishes went as well to Friar Marco TASCA, the outgoing Minister General, on his 62nd birthday, and to Friar Adam SALOMON, the Provincial Delegate in Germany of the Province of the Immaculate Mother of God in Poland (Warsaw), for his 60th birthday.
In the afternoon, the Capitulars were transported to the Basilica of St. Francis, in Assisi, where they celebrated Mass at 6:00 p.m. The Mass was presided over by His Eminence João Cardinal Bráz de Aviz, Prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life.
We ask for the strength of the Holy Spirit, so that the new Government of the Order may know how to hear the Word of God and read the signs of the times.
Friar Aurelio ERCOLI, Chronicler