Pope Francis blesses General Chapter of Trogir and the Order of Preachers
For the divine graces necessary to achieve a successful general chapter, the Holy Father, Pope Francis has imparted his Apostolic Blessing on the General Chapter of Trogir and indeed on the entire Order. He did this in a telegram addressed to the Master of the Order, fr Bruno Cadoré. The telegram was signed on behalf of the Holy Father, by Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Secretary of State at the Holy See. (They STILL send telegrams?)
Here is an English translation of the Apostolic Blessing:
ON THE OCCASION OF THE GENERAL CHAPTER OF DIFFINITORS OF THE ORDER OF PREACHERS WHICH WILL BE HELD IN TROGIR IN CROATIA, IN THE CONTEXT OF THE YEAR OF FAITH, THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS,GRATEFUL FOR THE FILIAL EXPRESSION OF ADHERENCE TO HIS MAGISTERIUM, EXTENDS TO THE PARTICIPANTS HIS CORDIAL AND BEST WISHES,RELYING ON THE ASSISTANCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, AND PRAYS THAT THIS IMPORTANT MEETING WILL INSPIRE A RENEWED PURPOSE OF HOLINESS AND FIDELITY TO THE IDEALS OF THE CONSECRATED LIFE FOR THE BUILDING OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND THE GENEROUS SERVICE OF THE CHURCH, ACCORDING TO THE SPECIFIC CHARISM OF THE ORDER, FOLLOWING THE BRIGHT EXAMPLE OF THE VENERABLE FATHER SAINT DOMINIC AND OF ALL THE SAINTS OF THE DOMINICAN FAMILY. THE HOLY FATHER ACCOMPANIES THESE ASSURANCES WITH A SPECIFIC REMEMBRANCE AT THE CELEBRATION OF THE EUCHARIST AND, IN ASKING YOU TO PRAY FOR HIM, THROUGH THE INTERCESSION OF THE VIRGIN MARY, QUEEN OF THE ROSARY, HE GLADLY IMPARTS TO YOU AND TO ALL THE BROTHERS GATHERED FOR THE CHAPTER, THE APOSTOLIC BLESSING YOU REQUESTED, GLADLY EXTENDING IT TO THE ENTIRE ORDER.
Some of our brothers in sisters in Trogir waiting to welcome the Order for the General Chapter!