As the cardinals gather for the conclave in Rome which will begin tomorrow, it is but right that we as Catholics and seminarians, and moreover, as members of the missionary group offer them our prayerful support. The church as we know is under attack from various corners. In theses trying times the leaders of the church greatly need our prayers. Let us ask our Blessed Mother Mary to be present with the Church through her powerful intercession. Let us also pray that the perennial presence of the Holy Spirit as promised by Christ may strengthen the church so as to be a credible witness of Jesus to the world of today.
Don Bosco tells his Salesians, “No efforts should be spared when the church and the papacy are at stake.” As missionaries, our mission is to be at the service of the church. Right now the church needs us. Let us support our mother Church by our prayers.