Greetings from France. It has been a full day. It started with a short morning prayer and was opened with our daily celebration of the Holy Mass. After the Mass the Queen of Heaven who came to La Salette to weep over her children was enthroned as the true chair person of the event.
First some good news and some not so good news.
Delegate John LaRosa, Lay Associate Leader for the La Salette Lay Associates working with the La Salette Missionary Sisters in North America has had a personal set-back and needs out prayers. John is in Fairfax, Virginia. His father recently took a turn for the worst and the prognosis is not in favor of a long prolongation of life. Let us pray that the family finds peace in the harsh realities confronting it. We pray for you and your loved ones, John.
Update concerning father Maurice Cardinal, MS. The news is for more life. Father Maurice is presently recovering quite well. He is alert, breathing on his own, talking and so it looks like the doctors were successful in accomplishing what they set out to do. Let's keep praying so that the recovery will be complete and that he will be able to resume his ministry of being the Spiritual Guide for the Lay Associate Community on the West Coast.
The Internet transmissions from La Salette have begun and there will be one special one of 15 minutes in length featuring Father Ron Gagne, Ellen Herrel, Isabel Dion. If you want them to answer your questions, you can email to this address in the next 24 to 36 hours. to watch the the 15 minute presentation, click here and follow directions on September 5 at 11:45 AM New York Time (8:45 AM Los Angeles time). You will see us there. If you want to have a better idea of the information being put on the table, you can even follow all the sessions in the same way. This address brings you to the place where you will find a complete schedule of all the proceedings. So, make yourselves at home. Beware, this could cause you to lose some sleep.
The author of this blog has become the secretary of the proceedings.
That's it for now. Now that I am the secretary, this will be your shining light for information.