Mario Abzalón Alvarado Tovar, msc, has been re-elected as Superior General of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart. The election took place at the 26th MSC General Chapter in Nemi, Rome, Italy.
His confreres have entrusted him a new mandate, thus giving their confidence to the work that, together with his Team and General Administration, he has carried out in the last six years (he was first elected in the General Chapter of 2017).
Abzalón thanked his confreres throughout the congregation, his leadership team, and the Laity of the Chevalier Family for their support during the previous mandate. He also had a special and moving word for his own family.
“We will continue with shared leadership,” this was the first idea he wanted to convey to the assembly. He is well aware of the challenging work for the coming years and, while knowing that he’s vulnerable, aware of his limitations, he trusts in the grace of the Holy Spirit, “transforming me in order to transform”.
His personal commitment to the Congregation of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart will be listening to the language of the heart and his attitude will be one of learning together with all his confreres. “Help me to continue going to the provinces and unions without answers, but with questions so that together we can build the answers”, in this way he expressed his willingness to work together and his commitment to service.
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart. Pray for us. May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be loved everywhere! Forever!