Capitulum Generale OP, Biên Hòa, 2019
Bruno Cadoré attended the Eucharistic celebration on May 28th at Casa Santa Marta in the Vatican to greet His Holiness Pope Francis and thank him for his fraternal support during his term as Master of the Order.
The meeting was moving and Pope Francis greeted Br. Bruno and thanked him for his years of service to the Order as Master and for his contribution to the mission of the Church. In turn, the Holy Father offered to present to the Lord the intentions of the “General Capitulum” of Bienen Hòa, 2019.
It is opportune to recall some of Pope Francis’ sentences in the Clementine Room to the participants of the General Chapter of the Order of Preachers of Bologna 2016:
- “Finally, the preacher and witness must be in charity. Otherwise, they will be discussed and suspicious. Saint Dominic had a dilemma at the beginning of his life, which marked his whole life: “How can I study with dead skin, when the flesh of Christ suffers”. It is the body of the living and suffering Christ, who cries to the preacher and does not leave him alone. The cry of the poor and the helpless awakens us and makes us understand the compassion that Jesus had for the people (Mt15:32). ”
- “May Our Mother, the Virgin of the Rosary, intercede for you and protect you, so that you may be courageous preachers and witnesses of God’s love. Thank you very much! ”