He said that the group ensured that the familiar icon of the Mother and Child did not remain simply “a pretty picture.”
“You have translated it into a concrete experience, made up of stories and specific faces,” he said. “This certainly means problems, difficulties, hardships… But at the same time, it means joy, the joy of seeing that sharing opens up paths to freedom, rebirth, and dignity.”
He observed that the foundation would shortly inaugurate a house in Rome that will be home to a new community.
“May it be a place where you live God’s style, which is closeness, tenderness, and compassion. And may the structure always be at the service of people, not the other way around,” he said.
“May the Holy Spirit always renew in you the joy of the Gospel, and may Our Lady protect you. Please pray for me too. Thank you!”
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