On 1 December Br Rui Lopes op, Promoter General of the Laity, had a fall in the priory of Santa Sabina, damaging his knees and having to undergo an operation at the wonderfully named Holy Spirit Hospital.
On Monday 12 December he was moved to the St John the Baptist Hospital in Rome for post-operative therapy, expected to last for about a month.
Br Rui is very happy: it’s a new building, he has settled in well and at last can celebrate Mass again – he was suffering the lack of that.
He gets around in a wheelchair, as he is unable to stand as yet.
At the moment he is doing exercises to maintain muscle tone in his legs to prepare for the stage at which he will be able to take his first steps alone.
Br Rui recorded this message for Lay Dominicans.
Dear brothers and sisters A very friendly, warm greeting from me. As you see I am fine, I am doing rehabilitation, here at the Knights of Malta’s St John the Baptist Hospital. I really am fine, but I do ask you to go on praying for me. We are in close communion. You are well aware that all I’ve suffered, the inconvenience – I am not in much pain – I offer for the Dominican laity. Goodbye for now.Br Rui Lopes: a new video messagehttp://www.fraternitiesop.com/promoter-general/br-rui-lopes-new-video-message/http://www.fraternitiesop.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/RUi-Lopes-ospedale-e1481664252744-768x1024.jpghttp://www.fraternitiesop.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/RUi-Lopes-ospedale-e1481664252744-150x150.jpgEnglishPromoter GeneralSliderfr Rui Lopes,message,video