“Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here.” Mk16:6

And he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him.” Mk16: 6

Brothers and sisters of the large family of young singers (Pueri Cantores) have a happy Easter.

This is the Lord's day, let us celebrate and rejoice. Youngers Singers, although many of us have not been able to celebrate this Passover at the same time in the Churches because of the pandemic coronavirus (COVID-19) which remains a threat to the world, let us receive a new life in the risen Christ, receive His love for us, receive His mercy from us, his light brought us out of the darkness of death, and we sang: “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” 1 Cor 15:55.

Brethren, when such a pandemic or plague-like COVID-19 that kills people, some are discouraged and wonder where God is, others forget to pray because they no longer meet in the churches, so we dare to rebuke our parents and siblings and encourage them to pray together when we see them. that they don’t do it. Let us not be discouraged but keep in mind that God does not cease to fight on the side of those who love Him, even if they go through the dark paths, He is our Shepherd, as the Psalmist says in Psalm 23: 4, " Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. ». Jesus knows us, cares for us, and cares for us because He loves us and has resurrected us from the death of the body and the Spirit. So, let us receive Him in daily life, even if it is bitter, let us worship Him, sing the Hallelujah from the heart, and He will not fail to save us.

Brothers and sisters, young singers, to celebrate Easter well and achieve the mission of Pueri Cantors in the world as Fr. Maillet Fernand our founder wished “Tomorrow the young singers will sing the peace of God”, is to remember and support spiritually, psychosocially and economically, those vulnerable people due to extreme poverty, diseases, orphanhood, prisoners and other health problems. In the heart of love taught by St. Dominic Savio, Patron of Pueri Cantores, and the one we received in Christ who gave himself to us, each according to his or her parents or guardians with a free heart, would do something to one of those who suffered and say to him, "Live in the risen Christ."

We celebrate this Easter while we are commemorating the 26th anniversary of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, which is why everyone should avoid disturbing the survivors and their offsprings but comfort them, help them, sing hopeful songs, continue to build ourselves up spiritually and physically and the risen Christ will be our pillar.

Dear young singers of the large community of Pueri Cantores, I conclude this message by wishing to continue to celebrate Christ the Light of the World, to save us from this plague that threatens us and to strengthen those who have been affected in various ways, and in due time we will return to His Temple and sing beautiful songs as well as preaching His peace.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God Who is worthy of all thanksgiving and praise.

May the peace of Lord Who has risen be upon you!

 

Father Théogène NZUWONEMEYE

Member of Pueri Cantores

Thank you, Happy Easter, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah.