The Minister General, Br. Massimo Fusarelli, on the occasion of the eighth centenary of the Rule and Christmas in Greccio, takes up the tradition of the Pentecost Letter to all the Friars of the Order.
We publish an excerpt:
Pentecost Letter of the Minister General to all the Friars of the Order
Having the Spirit of the Lord in the Time of Crisis
My blessed brothers,
May the Lord give you peace!
The occasion of the Franciscan Centenary of the Rule and Christmas in Greccio reminds us of those Pentecost Chapters where the friars gathered around Brother Francis. It was here that the Rule gradually took its present form. Francis often spoke of the Holy Spirit as the true Minister General of the Order. Although the Rule had already been approved in 1223, he always accompanied it with the thought of inserting a phrase into it that explicitly declared this. Let us listen to what the Spirit is saying to our family today.