“The difficult and overwhelming moment we are experiencing, which sees all the members of the Dynastic Orders of the Royal House of Savoy gathered in prayer as a splendid spiritual General Chapter, while many of them, in the spirit of our Orders, are devoting themselves to caring for and assisting the multitude of the sick who have been struck by the scourge which oppresses us all, leads each and every one of us to pray and to carry out the charity work that follows from prayer, in compliance with the current restrictive laws, which are necessary at this moment. “
These words are found at the beginning of the reflections of H.R.E. Mgr. Paolo De Nicolò, Grand Prior of the Dynastic Orders of the Royal House of Savoy, addressed to H.R.H. the Prince Grand Master Vittorio Emanuele, to the Royal Family and to all the members of the Knightly Forces of the House of Savoy.
The Grand Prior addresses a special prayer to the Virgin Mary, “Mother of men and peoples”, so that “She may embrace this human world of ours with the love of a Mother …”.
H.R.H. Prince Vittorio Emanuele and H.E. the Grand Chancellor Cav. Ord. Supr. SS. Ann. Johannes Theo Niederhauser, also on behalf of all the members of the Dynastic Orders, wish to thank H.R.E. Mgr. Paolo De Nicolò for his precious reflections and prayer and are certain that they will contribute to further strengthening the faith of the Dames and Knights on the path of Lent towards the Passover of the Lord.