Davide Prosperi

Communication from Davide Prosperi to the movement

The words of the interim President of the Fraternity of CL from November 29, 2021.
Davide Prosperi

Good evening to everyone. Before all else, I would like to thank you all for joining me this evening, even on such short notice. I want to thank you also for the patience with which you have awaited a clarification on the prospective leadership of our Movement, after having received the news of the resignation of Fr. Julián.
I want to assure you that these thanks are not a matter of formality. I am profoundly persuaded that the respectful attitude, full of a positive outlook and of hope, that I have seen in so many of you in these weeks, is a precious fruit of the education to the faith that we have received in this companionship.
We sang, “The road is beautiful for the one who walks…” (C. Chieffo, “La Strada”, in Canti, Società Cooperativa Editoriale Nuovo Mondo, Milan 2014, p. 241). Let us continue, then, our journey without stopping: the road is beautiful and sure, and we do not need to fear anything because, as the Lord says, “I will be with you; I have placed a hand on your heart” (C. Chieffo, “Canzone dell’ideale (Parsifal)”, in Canti, op. cit., pp. 223–224). I had immediate evidence of all of this in the flood of messages and letters that came this weekend in response to the letter that I wrote to you all on Saturday evening. These messages are already a first testimony of the fact that we are on the journey. And that we are together on the journey. So, thank you, truly.
I proposed this meeting to share with you all certain decisions regarding the life of the Movement in this delicate stretch of our history.
In doing so, I am sharing the outcome of the meeting with Cardinal Kevin Farrell, Prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, which was held last Thursday, 25th of November, in a brief summary of the contents of the letter I wrote you last Saturday [...]

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