Dear friends, on this day in particular, but also in the ordinary pastoral life of our communities, I ask the Church to continue to promote vocations. May she touch the hearts of the faithful and enable each of them to discover with gratitude God’s call in their lives, to find courage to say “yes” to God, to overcome all weariness through faith in Christ, and to make of their lives a song of praise for God, for their brothers and sisters, and for the whole world. May the Virgin Mary accompany us and intercede for us.
Let us spend time in prayer as a Religious Community, beyond what our Rule of Life minimally requires. Let us continue to pray for others – those who are affected by the outbreak and those who are on the front line rendering their selfless services, so that our present circumstances may improve – for healing and deliverance from all forms of evil.