After 3 days spent in prayer and discernment, finally the much-anticipated day began with lauds prayed in the chapter hall. As is the custom, the Minister General, Br. Massimo Fusarelli OFM presided over the election of the new Superior General. At 11.30 am (Roman time) with great joy he declared Sr. Eufemia Mercedes Glenny Araujo elected as the 12thSuperior General of the FMM Institute at Collegio Internationale San Lorenzo da Brindisi (Rome).
Sr. Eufemia accepted the will of God. It was a very touching moment when Sr. Françoise put the ring of Bl. Mary of the Passion on the finger of Sr. Eufemia. The joyful sound of thunderous applause and cheering echoed through the hall. The sisters greeted the new superior general and danced with joy to the rhythm of the drums and guitars. The joyful celebration overflowed into the refectory and culminated with a thanksgiving Eucharist celebrated by Fr. General.
We are grateful to God for giving us a new Superior General. We pledge our support to Sr. Eufemia and pray for God’s blessings upon her.