One week of the General Definitory meeting got over Saturday Afternoon amidst wonderful l celebrations. We got the news of the New Pope during the meeting. All of us were anxious to know who the New Pope would be. All the Capuchins all over the world were praying for Shean Omaily one of our Capuchins, Cardinal of Boston. When the news was out all were in a festive mood. Some expressed that we are happy that the New Pope has taken our Founder and Father St. Francis name. We would have been happy to have a Capuchin pope many expressed the sentiments. The General Minister has written a letter to the Holy Father expressing the Orders support and prayers.
We begin the second part of our definitorial meeting today. And hope to finish by Friday. keep us in your holy prayers.