50th Anniversary of Priesthood for Friar Matteo Luo

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March 14, 2009 is the 50th anniversary of Priesthood Ordination for Friar Matteo Luo. To solemnize this event, the Chinese Friars and friends of Friar Matteo gathered with the Friars of the community of Santi Apostoli and of St. Maximilian Kolbe to celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving at 12:00 noon on Saturday, March 7, in the Basilica of The Holy Apostles.

The Mass was celebrated by Friar Matteo, and a luncheon followed in the dining room of the Friary. The joy of Friar Matteo was obvious, especially after the arrival of other Friars from his homeland, and mentioning the hope that we soon experience the return of our Order to China.

Friar Matteo thanked the Minister General, the Vicar General, and all the Friars who organized the feast, but above all he gave thanks to the Good God for the gift of the priesthood that he has enjoyed these 50 years.