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Fr. John Perdue M.SS.CC.
Every day in the news we have become used to hearing the words “global economy” referring to the fact that the whole world is connected economically and with issues that touch us all as never before in history. As I look at the photos and hear the stories from our General Chapter which just concluded, it is clear to see that our congregation is now stretching around the globe . . . we are global too. In the span of the 25 years we went from working in three countries, Italy, the United States and Argentina . . . to now include India, Slovakia, Indonesia and Nigeria. It was a long held dream of St. Gaetano to spread his mission to foreign lands and surely that dream has been realized now. What the future holds for our institute is in God’s hands. It is challenging and daunting at the same time. Our beautiful faith is being attacked in many areas of the world by the widespread secularism that afflicts our society. We must pray to stay focused and witness, every day, to the love of God, the mercy of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary and the ideals of Christianity. We have powerful advocates in Our Lady of Sorrows and our beloved St. Gaetano Errico who will be with us on every step of our way into the future.

May the peace and love of Christ fill your hearts,  
Father John, M.SS.CC. 

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