21 Sep Message of Solidarity for the Friars Living in Mexico
To Provincial Ministers
and all the Friars Minor of Mexico.
Rome, 20th September 2017
May the Lord give you his peace!
On behalf of all the Friars of the Order I want to write simply to express our solidarity in this moment of dramatic suffering caused by the earthquake which struck the Mexican capital and other cities in the various states of Mexico.
All of us together, in one spirit, pray for those who have lost their lives through this terrible tragedy, for those who are injured and all those who have lost their close relatives and their homes.
We wish in particular to be of support to you, our very dear brothers of the Franciscan Provinces who live and carry out your ministries in the areas which have been amongst those most badly struck, as well as for all of those who are involved in emergency aid and all of your families. We pray that you may be able to confront this calamity with faith, courage and solidarity.
May our compassionate and merciful God sustain you and bless you, and may the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary and our Seraphic Father St. Francis, be with you and accompany you.
Fr. Michael A. Perry, OFM
Minister General and servant