Servant of God Alexandre Toé: Message of the Superior General Fr. Pedro Tramontin MI

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

I send you my warm greetings at the beginning of this Lenten season, a favourable time to prepare our lives to receive the grace and mercy of the Lord. Conversion is not a one-time event that occurs once and for all, but rather a dynamism that must be renewed in the various moments of our existence.

Therefore, Lent is a time for rediscovering our truth and authenticity. Is a time to rediscover the truth inherent in our own being, according to the heart of God, starting from the contemplation of the saving mystery of the Cross of Christ.

And it is precisely during this time that I have the joy of announcing to you that the official opening of the “Process on the life, virtues, fame of holiness, and signs” of our confrere Father Alexandre Toé will take place on March 15th in the Tribunal room of the Vicariate of Rome, where he lived, especially during the last months of his life, and where he died on December 9, 1996.

The opening ceremony of the “Cause of Beatification and Canonization” will begin at 12:00 with the reading of the Decree of introduction and the “nulla osta” of the Holy See, the installation of the tribunal, appointed by the Cardinal Vicar, and the swearing-in of the members of the tribunal and those of the general postulation of our Order.

This is a great joy for our entire Camillian family. Father Alexandre Toé is an example for all of us and supports us in our journey towards eternal life. We feel that he is our sincere friend, our confrere, whom we can trust because he wanted the good of all. In his diary, he wrote: “My God, I make this declaration of love to you. I love you and I want to love you even more. I want to love everyone with a true love. Be in my heart and I will be in yours” (Diary of July 17, 1993).

In prayer, we thank the Lord for this great gift that He has given to our religious family. May we also, following his example, make our declaration of love to the Lord by serving all those He has entrusted to our care, seeking holiness every day. In the coming days, we will send you the poster, prayers, and detailed invitation so that you too can participate, pray, and celebrate together this moment of Grace for our Camillian family.

With fraternal affection, I greet you and grant you the blessing of the Lord, in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Fr. Pedro Tramontin MI
Superior General

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