Rome 14th March, 2013
Dear Father Provincials,
Last evening, we had the grace of being present in St. Peter’s Square when the white smoke was seen. It was a very special moment: The Square was filled with people who were praying under the rain with an incredible spirit and with a very contagious joy. There were people from all over the world: youth, elderly, religious, mothers with babies…
Last evening, we have again had the consoling fact of the election of a new Successor of St. Peter, “the Pope, the incarnate presence of the Truth, the Will and the Holiness of Christ”, which is “intimately united to the mystery of our religion, Who was manifested in the flesh (1 Tim 3:16), and therefore to our love” (Constitutions 12). In this concrete case, moreover, it has been the first Pope from Argentina, the place where our small religious family was born.
Hereby, I request you to invite all the houses in your respective jurisdictions to celebrate Masses of thanksgiving, for the intentions of His Holiness Pope Francis and for the fruits of his pontificate.
A warm farewell in Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary,
Fr. Carlos Walker