Last October 12, the headquarters of the Council General International, located in Paris (France), received a very illustrious visitor. We are referring to Father Giuseppe Guerra, of the Congregation of the Mission, postulator of the cause for the canonization of Blessed Antoine-Frederic Ozanam before the Congregation for the Causes of Saints in Rome.
Father Guerra visited all the facilities of the headquarters and was welcomed by Father Andres Motto, CM, International Spiritual Advisor, and by the staff. “The new international headquarters of the SSVP is modern and very appropriate. The Council General is to be congratulated for this acquisition”, said Father Guerra. In front of the bust of Ozanam and in the chapel, fathers Guerra and Motto prayed for all the SSVP members of the world, and also for the end of the pandemic.
As for the canonization of Ozanam, the Lazarist priest was encouraging. “The process is at a very advanced stage of analysis by doctors and Vatican specialists, regarding a second possible miracle attributed to our dear Antoine-Frederic. I am very hopeful. We must continue to pray and ask God to obtain this grace”, stressed Father Guerra.
Father Andres Motto was very happy with Father Guerra’s visit to the international headquarters of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. “Our beloved companion, Father Guerra, is a noted expert of the canonical procedures related to beatification issues. He has been working on this case since the 1990s, when Ozanam was elevated to the category of blessed. So we are sure that everything will go well, in a short time”, Father Motto believes.
“On behalf of the International Board and the Paris’ staff, we thank Father Giuseppe Guerra for his visit to the Council General headquarters. They were very pleasant and fraternal moments. May God bless you abundantly, dear Father Guerra, and may the Good Lord give you good health”, wished the 16th President General, brother Renato Lima.
Check, below, other photographic records of the visit: