(FSML) I want to express first of all my joy for this special year dedicated to Saint Joseph and with a happy heart we want to put ourselves in communion with Pope Francis who gave us this special gift, 150 years after the declaration of Saint Joseph as patron of the Catholic Church , made by Blessed Pius IX on 8 December 1870. For this occasion, Pope Francis, on 8 December 2020, handed us the Apostolic Letter Patris Corde. On March 19, in communion with the universal Church and with all the members of our Institute, we will celebrate the Solemnity of St. Joseph. We want to entrust the development of our Institute to him and Pope Francis on the anniversary of his Petrine ministry: March 19, 2013 – March 19, 2021.

In the Letter, the Pope shares his reflections on this “extraordinary figure” very close to the human condition of all of us. A desire matured in these months of pandemic, which sees “ordinary people” devote their lives and professionalism taking care of those who suffer in this time of crisis …

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Mother Ilaria Nicolardi