One of the major preparations in the spiritual framework of the Beatification of the Founder was the transfer of his mortal remains to the main chapel of the Mother House of the Society of the Divine Saviour in Rome. In order to offer the new Blessed a worthy place, the Generalate began more than six months ago a process of remodeling and renovation of the chapel in which the community celebrates the Eucharist every day. Fr. Marko Ivan Rupnik SJ, who has made a name for himself as a mosaist and painter of numerous churches, such as the Redemptoris Mater chapel in the Apostolic Palace in Vatican City, the church of San Giovanni Rotondo, the shrines of Fatima and Lourdes, and the cathedral of La Almudena in Madrid, has given clear inputs for this big remodeling.
The main paintings in the chapel of the Motherhouse depict in the apse "the baptism of the Lord", where God the Father indicates that "This is my beloved Son, listen to him!" Whoever wants to know the Father, let him approach the Son, the Saviour of the world, who reveals in a unique and definitive way who God is. The second painting, at the back of the chapel, depicts the scene of the Ascension and Pentecost, where the apostles are sent to announce the Good News to all peoples. The central figure is the Virgin Mary, who symbolises the Mother who stands for the Church whose head is Christ and participates in the mission of the Saviour. Like the apostles, we Salvatorians are also called to participate in the mission of the Saviour, listening to him closely and feeling ourselves sent to all peoples to proclaim salvation.
In the centre of the chapel there is a simple but solid tombstone with the relics of Blessed Francis Mary of the Cross Jordan, to which hundreds of people will surely come to pray for his intercession. On May 13th, 2021, the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord, the Mother House community, presided over by the Superior General, Fr Milton Zonta, celebrated the first Mass in this new spiritual space which will lead many to pray for the strengthening and active participation in the mission of the Saviour.