Rome, Friday July 1, 2016
Today we participated in the Holy Mass of the Opening of the VII° General Chapter of the Institute of the Incarnate Word, that took place in the Cathedral “Santa Margarita”, in Montefiascone, home to our International Seminary, “San Vitaliano Papa“, location for the Chapter.
H. E. R. Cardinal Angelo Sodano, Dean of the College of Cardinals, presided at the Mass as well as preached the homily. Various bishops close to the Institute of the Incarnate Word and numerous priests concelebrated.
Following the Mass, we participated in a festive lunch, and afterward, a short tour of the grounds of the Seminary.
After returning to Rome, we had Eucharistic Adoration, followed by Vespers.
The Good Nights were given by M. María de Chiquinquirá López Guisao, Superior of the Juniorate “Bl. Mother Theresa of Calcutta”, of the Province of Peru. M. Chiquinquirá spoke of the example of the martyrs of Chimbote who died in the country inthe 90s, assassinated by terroristic movements; in particular, the Polish conventual Franciscans MIchal Tomaszek, Zbigniew Strzalkowski, and the Italian diocesan priest, Alessandro Dordi. She highlighted how the life of these martyrs inspires us not to be evasive to the missionary adventure.
Tomorrow, on Saturday, we will resume the work sessions both in the morning and in the afternoon.
María de Bethlehem Pinciroli