Greetings of Joy!
This year's National PREX Convention, focusing on "PREX: Sharing the Joy of the Gospel," offers all of us the opportunity to enter together a "church door" to a deeper encounter with Jesus, one opened by our beloved Pope Francis.
We invite all PREX co-graduates from all over to attend this much awaited Convention, together with our ates and kuyas from Davao and the rest of Mindanao, with a spirit of joyful rediscovery of the freshness of the Gospel of "Christ, with whom, joy is constantly born anew."
Through this convention’s speakers, let us seek authentic ways to respond to our Pontiff’s call for us to be "spirit-filled evangelizers," "fearlessly open to the working of the Holy Spirit" with "the courage to proclaim the newness of the Gospel with boldness in every time and place…"
Pope Francis urges us not to be discouraged before any failures or scarce results in our attempts to bring the love of Christ to others, since "fruitfulness is often invisible, elusive and unquantifiable. Only our commitment is necessary." Let us all show this commitment to follow Christ "wherever he goes" as one PREX family by encouraging and helping our other ates and kuyas to be able to attend with us this Convention of shared, renewing joy!
As we all look forward to seeing you in Davao on April 17-19, 2015, we pray with Mary, our mother, that we may all be one in joyfully seeking new ways to be God’s revolutionaries of love and tenderness — our PREX daily humble way of heroism.
See you all in Davao!
One with you always,
Kuya Manny and Ate Abel Gaite