The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, full of experiences in all of our communities and apostolic centers resounds in us. Encounters on the intercommunity levels, opportunities to strengthen our family and share the presence of Mary Immaculate in our missionary life. Especial events of renewals and professions took place in Quezon City (profession of Jiseon Lee (Lucia) from South Korea, Tran Thi Huong (Mary) and Tran Thi Oanh, (Mary) from Vietnam; in Sri Lanka profession of Elasta Francis; renewals of Ivette in USA and Romezee Maryiathas in India. And in Quezon City: the beginning of the novitiate of Liliana Maria Ribeiro from East Timor.
In the general curia, with the presence of Card. Fernando Sebastian, the celebration summed our communities in Rome and representatives of the Claretian Family: Claretina Missionaries, Sisters of Claretian Institute, and Missionaries of S. Anthony M Claret, and our neighbors, Franciscans of the Poor.
A wonderful day to celebrate, under the protection of Mary, the fidelity of God, and entrust Her the preparation of the coming XVII General Chapter.