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Wednesday, August 3

Today the Sisters continued with their reports, and we heard from Sr. Mary McNulty on England and Tanzania; Sr. Gail Borgmeyer on the United States; Sr. Bernadetta Turecka on Poland, Cameroon, France, Russia, White Russia, and Ukraine; Sr. Raphaela Fuchs on Switzerland; and Sr. Boscona Schämann on South Africa.

Our Eucharistic celebration welcomed 16 young volunteer missionaries who were missioned by Sr. Helga Weidemann,  They are being sent to Tanzania, Philippines, Italy, India, Brazil, Bolivia, Cameroon, and Chile.  Sr. Irene Weber from the German province have been preparing these young men and women through the program, “Missionaries for a Time.”  General Councilors, Sr. Bozena and Sr. Maria offered a symbolic gift as a sign of support by the Sisters of all the provinces and regions.

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"Our diverse talents and abilities, our differences in culture, nationality and age are assets for the richness of the community. Although we may be engaged in a variety of ministries, we all share the common call to apostolic discipleship in a community of the Catholic Apostolate of St. Vincent Pallotti."(OWL, 91)

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"Christ, the Apostle of the Eternal Father, and his mission are central to our personal and community life, giving meaning and direction to our thinking, our spirituality, our prayer, action and suffering." (OWL, 19)

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"As a community of disciples we are gathered around Jesus, the Apostle of the Eternal Father. Like the first disciples, we want to be with Jesus, be sent out by him and return to him to evaluate our service in the light of his presence." (OWL, 88)

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"As Pallottines, it is our special charism to foster growth in faith and love among the laity, to awaken them to awareness of their apostolic call, and to cooperate with them in furthering the apostolic mission." (OWL, 21)

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"Our relationships with one another should be marked by a love that bears all, believes all and hopes for all, a love that is neither conceited nor jealous, which hurts no one, nor is embittered or resentful. It is never discouraged but remains patient and kind. It rejoices with others and shares their suffering. It is with this kind of love that we should help and support one another." (OWL, 90)