“Dearest brothers and sisters in Christ, peace be with you! I want to accompany you towards the new creation like a father and a brother. You have been told that your path is Marian and Franciscan, and these two aspects are inseparable.
My love for the Mother of God guided me on my whole path. I was totally immersed in the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
No spiritual path can arise from the will of man, no matter how virtuous; it is always God’s initiative to call man, and then man responds. Nevertheless, due to man’s weakness, his response is often uncertain and fearful, and this is when the Heavenly Mother begins to act. Her pure and immaculate Love envelops those who have been chosen by God and helps them respond. Her hand supports them and shows them the right steps to take; She intercedes for them, comforts, encourages and blesses them. Every true vocation is born from God’s call and from the Mother’s womb; the calling is embodied in those who respond, and thus becomes a work of God, visible to the eyes of man.
This is how Franciscanism came forth: from God’s call, from Most Holy Mary’s Heart and from my response.”