June 11, 2016
As I participated in the first MI National Assembly held in the USA, I listened with deep admiration to the report about MI Youth and Young Adults, which you served as National Director and Coordinator for the past eighteen years. I could not help but recognize the passion, dedication and professionalism with which the ideals of St. Maximilian Kolbe have been transmitted to young people through the MI Youth programs, retreats and events, especially the MAX evangelization outreach, around the country and beyond. Your effective “team work,” coupled with the solid formation provided to young adult leaders, has not only fostered the mission of “youth evangelizing youth,” but has also ensured the formation of a new generation of outstanding MI Youth leaders, ready to carry on this important mission. The newly elected Director of MI Youth and Young Adults, Roy Samson, is one of them.
On behalf of the MI, which I represent, I wish to thank you sincerely, Shevawn, for the legacy you passed on in serving the youth of the MI and drawing them to Christ through the Immaculata. At the same time, I extend my best wishes to you, Roy, as you embrace the vital mission entrusted to you. May Our Lady and St. Maximilian Kolbe accompany you and direct the future that awaits MI Youth and Young Adults.
You are in my prayers and I count on yours.
Fr. Raffaele Di Muro, OFM Conv.
MI International President