We hope our brief reflection finds you and yours well.
On National Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2023, we pause and reflect on the historical importance of the Native Americans and Indigenous Peoples’ globally.
At the same time, Marile & I commemorate the courage and spirit of adventure of the great explorer Christopher Columbus, who discovered the Americas and ignited the start of a New World of opportunity and prosperity.
We join our Italian-American brothers in celebrating their contributions and heritage.
We especially pray for all who minister, care and serve indigenous peoples.
Accordingly, we share and reflect on the deeply meaningful, inspirational and spiritually moving words of our friend H. E. Archbishop Bernardito Auza, former Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations — in his Statement On The Rights Of Indigenous Peoples.
The Church reciprocates with her thoughts standing with the Indigenous peoples and strongly supports the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which it says can help protect Indigenous rights as well as improving living conditions and development “in a way that respects their identity, language and culture.”
Marile and I pray that today and every day we take these words to heart and are personally moved to take every step possible to ensure that indigenous people prosper and thrive as equal members of God’s great family.
As always, thank you for reflecting with us.
We appreciate your friendship and support
Warmest personal regards,
Marile & Jorge Luis Lopez, Esq.
In observance of National Indigenous Peoples Day, our offices will be closed on Monday, October 9. We will return to regular business hours on Tuesday, October 10.