Rome, October 2018
“Reconcilers for the world, prophets in the grace of La Salette”
Greetings of Peace and Joy from Rome!
The month of September is the Memorial of Our Lady of La Salette. We share with you our joy for the month of September and we ask Our Blessed Mother to intercede for us.
"Why is there suffering in the world?" a big question that everyone has: St. John Paul II said in his Apostolic Letter (On the Christian Meaning of Human Suffering), "suffering is present in the world in order to release love, in order to give birth to works of love toward neighbor, in order to transform the whole human civilization into a 'civilization of love.’" Mary at La Salette through the tears released her love for the suffering world. Her tears of Love invited us to reconcile and to be the reconcilers.
May our Blessed Mother, Guide us always, that we might continually draw nearer to the side of our Crucified Lord in all of our daily trials and sufferings — both great and small.
September- 5- Fr. Jojohn Chettiyakunnel, MS arrived from India.
September- 10- Frs. Silvano, Jacek and Jojohn visited the provincial House of Italy at Via Andersen and had lunch with the community.
September -15- Fr. Manuel Bonfim, MS arrived from Brazil.
September-15- Fr. Silvano, Jacek, Manuel and Alex Went to La Salette to Join the celebration at La Salette.
September -16- Fr. Belarmino Tchipundukwa, MS after his vacation in Angola is back to Rome to his busy secretarial works.
September- 17 - Venâncio Nunda, MS arrived from Angola.
September- 19- On the feast day the members of the community at the general House concelebrated the Mass at the Parish church.
September- 23- La Salette Feast celebrated at the General House. About 50 guests participated the celebration. Fr. David Glenday, MCCJ (Segretario Generale USG)Was the main celebrant.
September- 27- The Birthday of Fr. Silvano . The community at the General house celebrated the Birthday of Fr. General . The sisters prepared a delicious meal in honor of Fr. Silvano.
October – 7 – Acceptance to the Novitiatiate: Seminarian Bro. Luca was accepted to the Novitiate at our parish Church. All the members of the General Council was present at the Function.
October 7- The Feast of Our Lady of La Salette celebrated at the Parish. Fr. General was the main celebrant for the mass .The celebration concluded with the procession and the Agape.
***The students who stay in our general House are back from their vacations and the ministries to continue their studies in their respective Universities.
***We Welcome and wish all the best to our New secretary general, General Treasurer and the Rector.
** We wish all the best and offer our prayers for the success of the provincial chapter of the Province of MMA(USA).
++We the members of the General council and the community here at general House included Fr. Joe Bachand in our prayers and in a special way through the intercession of Servant of God Fr. Jean Berthier, MS . May the soul of Fr. Joe Rest in Peace.
We wish you a Blessed month of October. May the intercession of our Lady of Rosary bless us and guide us in our Ministries.
(On behalf of the General council -Fr. Jojohn, ms )