THE SERVANT GENERAL
THE WAY FORWARD IN CHRIST
OUR CALL AND MISSION - 2
At the Vatican
It is the Pilgrimage of Families at St. Peter’s Square
at the Vatican. The square is packed and overflowing. Our
CFC-FFL contingent is composed of 320 brethren from all over
Italy, other nations of Europe, as well as the USA, Canada
and the Philippines.
When Pope Francis emerged from St. Peter’s Basilica,
he was accompanied by about a dozen children. The song sung
was “When You Believe” from the movie Prince of
Egypt. Then thousands of balloons of different colors were
released into the air. What an awesome sight!
was also awesome was the confirmation of our life and mission.
children with the Pope were all about our work of family renewal.
We bring in our children and our children’s children.
Thus our work continues through the generations until the
end of time, until the Lord returns once again.
balloons of various colors released into the sky represented
all the nations, races, cultures and tongues, all traveling
in the world, but making (hopefully) their way to heaven.
How do they make it to heaven? Through the work of evangelization.
When they accept Jesus as Savior and Lord. We participate
in this work, bringing people back to God and back to the
Church. CFC-FFL is an evangelistic and missionary community.
song sung has these words, “there can be miracles, if
you believe.” That is our theme for this year! BE.LI.EV.E!
Faith Works Wonders! The one who believes in Jesus will do
the works that he does, and even greater ones than those.
We do divine work, according to the plan of the Father, as
directed by Jesus, empowered by the Holy Spirit. It can only
There were other important aspects that relate to our life
Peter’s Square and St. Peter’s Basilica are full
of statues of saints. In our earthly walk we are in the company
of saints, who have gone before. But we too are called to
holiness, to become part of their company.
main personage of course is the Holy Father. He is Peter,
presiding at this seat of our holy Roman Catholic faith. We
are here to report to and to be sent off by Peter. We as CFC-FFL
are a servant to the Church.
the end of the celebration were the song and prayer to our
Blessed Mother. We as CFC-FFL are consecrated to Mary. We
march into battle under her banner.
So there you are. Focused on Christ. Evangelization and family
renewal. Consecrated to Mary. Marching with the saints. Acting
with wonder-working faith. We as CFC-FFL are well equipped
for the work that is at hand. Let us truly rejoice in the
privilege and strive to give our all.