Prayer is a power that strengthens our hearts. And it becomes all the more meaningful when we sisters and brothers, from different religions and faith traditions, could jointly pray, fast and do charitable works. Pope Francis invites us to do that on 14th May 2020 and implore our Creator God to help the humanity to overcome this coronavirus pandemic. Let us try this and see the blessing it brings to our Mother Earth. We are grateful to God for our Pope Francis who, like our Brother Francis of Assisi and Sister Clare, has appeal to the entire humanity. We as Franciscans should open our hearts in this spiritual way further that prove that we are universal brothers who have grown to a spiritual maturity and goodness to accept and pray together with all and learn from their rich religious traditions as well.
Let us unite spiritually on 14th May and prove that we care for one another because God our Father and Mother inspires us to do that.
Fra. Charles Alphonse and Jaime Rey Ofm Cap
General Secretariat for Formation