Greetings from the Director…
HAPPY FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
We are filled with hope that she who was assumed into heaven teaches us all of us the way to heavenly peace. As the Holy Father, on the final lap of the World Youth Day in Krakow reminded the universal church as he led the prayer of the Angelus:
Here, beside the altar, is the image of the Virgin Mary venerated by Saint John Paul II in the shrine of Kalwaria. Mary, our Mother, teaches us how we can make our experience here in Poland be productive. She tells us to do what she did: not to squander the gift you have received, but to treasure it in your heart so it can grow and bear fruit, with the help of the Holy Spirit. In this way, each of you, for all your limitations and failings, can be a witness to Christ wherever you live: at home, in your parishes, in your associations and groups, and your places of study, work, service, entertainment… wherever God’s providence will lead you.
With Mary, Mother of Mercy, as our guide, let us dedicate ourselves to live the last few months of the Year of Mercy fruitfully.
Fr. Aniceto PEREIRA