As in previous years, the Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord on March 25, was an opportunity for the Montfortian Family in Rome to gather and to celebrate together the titular feast of the three congregations; the Daughters of Wisdom, the Montfort Missionaries, and the Brothers of St. Gabriel. The celebration started at 11am with a Mass which was presided by Father Jorge Enrique González, our vicar general, as Father Santino Brembilla at this time is visiting the confreres in Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and the Philippines, together with Father Dwi. During this Eucharistic celebration we prayed especially for all the members of our communities and the laity associated with our spirituality. Both the Juniorate and the General Administration communities, and our employees were so happy to accommodate in the house the other members of the Montfortian congregations living in Rome.
The Superior General of the Daughters of Wisdom, Sr. Louise Madore, her councillors and the sisters from the general house were also present. The Brothers of St. Gabriel came together with their incumbent and former generals, Bro. John Kallarackal and Bro. René Delorme. Our confreres from St. Louis-Marie de Montfort parish, just few meters away from the SMM general house, were also present, together with the two Italian postulants. During the meal, we had a great time sharing with one another as one big family.