On Saturday afternoon and on Sunday many brothers went on pilgrimage to San Giovanni Rotondo to celebrate Padre Pio.

They welcome they received was stupendous. Saturday evening there was the celebration of the Rosary presided over by the General Councillor Brother Raffaele Della Valle, which was followed by a visit to the Basilica and the Crypt, for us brothers alone led by Brother Francesco Colacelli. It enchanted the eye and enlightened the mind with the beautiful catechesis in mosaic created by P. Rupnik.

At midnight the General Minister presided over the celebration of the Eucharist with the participation of a large number of people who came to the Basilica in the early afternoon. This was followed by an account of the death of Padre Pio. All this finished about 3am. On Sunday, after the Rosary which was presided over by the General Vicar there was a solemn Eucharistic celebration presided over by His Eminence Cardinal Ruini. There was a large number of people as well as brothers. It was a fitting way of thanking God for being his sons who are called to the Franciscan experience.

Don't Forget!

General Chapter 2012 opens on 20 August and clsoes on 22 September.


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