Today, 30 March, is the birthday of Br Massimo Fusarelli, Minister General. Born in Rome on 30 March 1963, he has been leading the Order of Friars Minor since 13 July last year, serving as Minister General.

Here are the good wishes of the Vicar General on behalf of the whole Order:

(original text: spanish) 

Dear Br Massimo Fusarelli, Minister and Servant of the Franciscan Order! Your brothers greet you on your birthday, thanking God for the gift of your life, your vocation, your daily dedication, your care, your joy and your witness as a Friar Minor for the good of the universal fraternity.

We glorify God, Triune and One because He has chosen you to animate and accompany all the brothers of the Order in the Centenary years, living the Gospel, announcing it in fraternity, in simplicity and seeking ways of charismatic fidelity in a rapidly changing world.

We, the brothers, entrust your service and dedication to Our Lady of the Angels, and may the God of the Kingdom, who loves the poor, sustain you, be your hope, and keep you always.

Happy birthday to you.

Br Isauro Covili Linfati, ofm
Vicar General
Rome, 30 March 2022