Rome, 8th September 2013
Dear Provincials, Confreres, Sisters, Lay People and Friends of the Orionine Family
The Peace of Christ!
Choice of logo and motto for the Missionary Year.
After having sought some opinions to gather suggestions for the logo and motto for the Missionary Year, we have chosen what you can see at the head of this letter.
The green tree: symbolises “the one tree with many branches” which is the Orionine Family, born of the charism of Don Orione and now with branches spread throughout the world.
The writing: ONLY CHARITY WILL SAVE THE WORLD is a well used motto of Don Orione and expresses the programme and missionary style and it is the motto of this period of government of the Congregation.
Orionine Missionary Year: is written in red at the base of the tree with the year 2013-2014.
I kindly ask that each area of the congregation send this message to the confreres translated into the local language.
The logo and the motto can be used in the various communications and publications.
May I take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy apostolate in the missions with the grace of God.
Fr. Joao Batista de Freitas