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Edition, Spring 2010
Here we are again with our first 2010update. It is quite a special year for the ICPEMission, for we are celebrating our 25
Anniversary!The year began with looking forward tohosting the GOGICC European meeting,which took place in Rome from 9
February. On this important occasion weenjoyed the presence of Silvana fromGermany, Lino from Malta, the Schillizzibrothers from Sicily, and last but not least,Grazyna from Poland. What a marvellousteam! Interacting with brothers and sisters inthe Mission brought joy, excitement, and arenewed spirit of international bonding andbrotherly fellowship. We also had thepleasure of hosting Karol and KarolinaFromont, whose quick translationscontributed greatly to the success andefficiency of the GOGICC European meeting.They also surprised us with delicious Polishcakes!The gathering was truly blessed. We had theprivilege of Cardinal Turkson celebrating aninternational and beautiful liturgy for us, andthe facility we used was a convent run by thesame nuns who hosted the first 1986 SOM inRome. We also had a surprise: it snowed inRome! This in itself was amazing given Rome’syear-round mild weather. It was fascinating tohear Mario report that the last snowstorm inRome was in 1986- the year he and Noeltraversed Rome looking for accommodationfor the first SOM outside the Island of Malta.We felt God smiling down on us as we beheldthis sign of His faithful presence from the ICPEMission’s founding until now- our 25
Anniversary. The European gatheringculminated in a beautiful feast on Sunday,where we also celebrated the 25
Anniversary of the ICPE Mission andthe Fromont’s renewal of Covenantcommitment.Aside of the gathering, another pieceof news is that our tenants and dearneighbours, the SSND Sisters, investedin some necessary restoration work forour ladies’ household. We are happyand “leaping for joy”, for we have newflooring in our living room!
GOGICC European Leaders with Cardinal Turkson - Introducing (L – R), Mario, Giuseppe,Giovanni, Anna, Cardinal Turkson, Grazyna, Lino & Silvana.Our living room duringthe renovation (top)and now (left)