With warmth and gladness, we extend our fraternal embrace to the new leadership team of the Philippine Province of the Order of Capuchin Friars Minor. We welcome this news with special joy because two friars in the team are Sons of Lourdes–Br. Antonio Yapchiongco, OFMCap is SOL’77 of Mandaluyong and Br. Paul Vincent Perlado, OFMCap is SOL’99 of Quezon City–and the incoming Provincial Minister, Br. Edgar Martinez, OFMCap, is currently the Director for Administration and Finance of Lourdes School of Mandaluyong! Furthermore, our joy runneth over (cf. Lk6:38) because Br. Cesar Acuin, OFMCap–an alumnus of St. Anthony School, Singalong, Manilawhen it was still administered by Capuchins–and Br. Antonio Ala II, OFMCap are both former Rectors of Lourdes School Quezon City. Indeed, we look forward upon this next three years with excitement and offer our incoming friar servant-leaders our fervent prayers and loving support. Pax et bonum!