General Minister Michael A. Perry, OFM
Domus Pacis Conference Center
Santa Maria degli Angeli
Dear Br. Michael,
May the Lord give you peace. On behalf of the Provincial Ministers, Custodes and all of the friars of the many entities of the English Speaking Conference of the Order of Friars Minor let me extend my deepest and most heart felt congratulations on your re-election today as our General Minister and 120th successor to our Holy Father Saint Francis.
It is a particularly joyful moment of celebration for us to see a brother of one of our own member Provinces called forth by the Chapter Capitulars to this role of humble service. We can think of no one better prepared to take up the task of animating our fraternity in the six years ahead and pray that the Holy Spirit will continue to guide you and all of us to grow as faithful followers of the Gospel of Christ in the way of our beloved founder St. Francis.
Be assured of our prayerful support in your ministry of service to the brotherhood, and certainly and especially today, be assured that we share in the joy of this moment with you.
May God bless you and may Saints Francis and Clare continue to be your inspiration and your ready intercessors in the days and years ahead.
Pace e bene!
Provincial Minister Hugh McKenna, OFM (Ireland)
English Speaking Conference | Order of Friars Minor