The Knights and Dames of Mexico around the Grand Master on the occasion of the Investiture in their country last December.
During the month of November, Cardinal Edwin O’Brien visited the Lieutenancy of Gibraltar where he presided over an Investiture ceremony on November 18. A few days before his departure, the Grand Master had made one of his habitual visits to Cardinal Andrea Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo, Assessor of Honor of the Order, during which he celebrated Mass in his apartment. The same weekend Cardinal Montezemolo died and Cardinal O’Brien, together with the highest offices of the Order, full of recognition for the service rendered by the Assessor of Honor, attended the funeral on November 21.
On November 24, His Eminence celebrated the Investiture of Msgr. Andrew McLean Cummings and Father Michael Sedor at the Congregation for the Oriental Churches in the presence of Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, Prefect, and of all the staff of the Congregation with whom the Order often interfaces and collaborates within the context of ROACO (Reunion of Aid Agencies for Oriental Churches).
At the beginning of December the Grand Master, accompanied by the Lieutenant General Agostino Borromeo, the Governor General Leonardo Visconti di Modrone and the Vice Governor General Patrick Powers, went to Mexico to preside over the Investiture of 18 new members of the Order in this increasingly lively Lieutenancy.
During this Lent, Cardinal O’Brien has already planned to go to Investitures in Loreto (March 9-10) and Copenhagen (March 17).
(February 12, 2018)