Moscow, June 22, 2021
Dear Francesco, Tommaso, Stefano, Simone, Stefano, Dennis, Filippo and Gabriele!
On Saturday, June 26, you will receive respectively the priestly and the diaconate ordination in the Fraternity of St. Charles.
Even though there is a clear difference in degrees between the priestly and the diaconate ordinations, some common aspects still remain. One of these is the virtue of obedience, that is, the virtue of freedom. Exercising it with a cordial and joyful attitude, you will see yourselves become freer and more creative; you will rediscover day by day the beauty of and the taste for this unique vocation, formed by fraternity and mission in the priesthood.
You will be in my prayers, especially during the celebration of the Holy Mass and during my hour of silence in front of the Eucharist.
Yours in Christ,
+ Most Rev. Paolo Pezzi