By Fr. Carlo Vassalli, sss
June 17, 1963 is the Dies Natalis of our Father Lodovico Longari who left this world to enter the Home of the Father. This year, for the first time, we remember him as Venerable.
The Church, joyful in its saints, also invites us to enter into such a great light of eternity.
The Congregation in which we recognize ourselves as disciples united in the spirituality of the Holy Founder stimulates us to live the faith in the Sacrament.
Our community, made concrete in the faces of the brothers, rejoices in sharing the values celebrated in the Easter of every day.
Our life, our daily history, receives light and joy from the figure of Fr. Longari who proposes himself as a model. Therefore, on June 17, this Dies Natalis will give fervor and grace to each of us. To him we present our personal aspirations, the precious sufferings of our sick and elderly brothers.
May the joy of our Eucharistic Family grow, stimulate and comfort our communities.