The Word, which the Liturgy offers us every day, continues to accompany us in a very effective and surprising way, recalling us to the foundations our apostolic vocation, as Fr.Valdir Castro, Superior General of the SSP, reminded us in his sermon this morning. To our great surprise, he came to the house this morning to concelebrate the Liturgy with the Pauline priest who is providing this service for us. In his homily, Fr. Valdir focused on the theme of our Interchapter Meeting, pausing to reflect in a particular way on the phrase the joy of the Gospel, which, he said, we proclaim above all through our witness of life. He then went on to express his appreciation for our intensive work in this time and to thank us for the fruit it will yield to benefit the whole Pauline Family.
Afterward, the circumscription superiors continued their get-togethers on the continental level to evaluate and reprogram the initiatives they are carrying out in common. Superior General Sr. Anna Maria Parenzan also participated in some of these meetings. In the afternoon, the Bursar General dealt with the subject of the “contribution” each circumscription is asked to send in as a sign of belonging to the Institute and solidarity with it.
We want to thank all of you once again for the messages you continue to send us through the Interchapter web site. We are very grateful for your remembrance and prayers for us and we send you our warmest greetings.