The government must continue…

On the occasion of the Chapter held immediately after Prima Maestra’s death to elect a new Superior General, Fr. Alberione said:

The government must continue, applying itself always more to particularities, because Prima Maestra had special faculties, besides having a much broader view of everything. Now we have reached the point of normal government. Hers was an extraordinarily-enlightened mode of governing because she was a special light for the Institute, but now distinctions must be made…and each member of the government must do her part. […] Ensure that the Institute moves ahead in step with the government as Prima Maestra guided it by means of her activities. But remember that the person who succeeds her does not have the graces she had, because she was also your Mother. Those who come after her are not.[1] (April 1964)