The kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed which a man took and sowed in his field. It is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the biggest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air can come and shelter in its branches” (Mt 13:31-32).

Dear brothers and sisters,

This is the word of God that came to my mind, thinking about you gathered at The Ark and The Dove. I join you in giving thanks to the blessed Trinity for the huge tree of the Charismatic Renewal, grown out the mustard seed sown where you are 50 years ago.

Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, ofmcap

(One of the birds that found shelter in its branches)