Giving honor to God for his grace and mercy, he woke me up this morning at 4:25 and started me on my way. So far I have had a beautiful birthday full of prayer, study and contemplation. Contemplative prayer is rooted in love, so receiving your love is the best wishes and gives an uplifting thrust during the day. I spent these beautiful moments in communion with you, my dear ones in prayer and for those who never pray, and those who always need our prayers and also for you. I miss all those with whom I lost contact. I thank God for all his love, his guidance and his serenity bestowed on me last year. I love every day and every moment of the year. I think this year is the year of restoration in everything we do. Thank you all for sending your best wishes and for being close to me last year and every year during my journey in the desert. This year I keep trying to be a better person, praying more for everyone. Thank you all, for the birthday wishes today! I appreciate love! Those who know me know that I usually do not do great things during my birthdays (I’m really too old for birthdays) but for some reason this year it seems a bit different. I feel more in tune with myself and my God. I feel I can become all that God wanted me to be.
I also want to thank all those with whom I have lost (involuntarily in my prayers) – my bishop Monsignor Alistair, my brother priests, my brothers, sisters, friends and all the supporters who sent me greetings on Facebook, e-mail and cards. May God in His infinite mercy bless and guide and protect all of you. I appreciate you, I keep praying for you and loving your part in my life.
I would like everyone to know that I am so grateful for all the blessings I have received in my life. God was really good to me, so may God bless you all and thank you.
The sterile £ 325 I received from you as gifts – birthday gifts I transferred them to The St. Catherine’s Trust. St. Catherine’s Trust, a charitable trust established to promote Catholic education in accordance with the traditional teachings, liturgy and devotions of the Roman Catholic Church. Currently our main activity is the organization of annual one-week summer schools for young Catholics aged between 11 and 18 and annual family retreats for Catholic families, usually around Easter.
In the future, please do not send money, if you really want to send something, maybe a book, oh second hand liturgical vestments (because I still do not have them) oh better send a check to St. Catherine’s Trust in England.
I thank you for it. My prayers and blessings
Frá. Ugo-Maria (al secolo Vincenzo Ginex)