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Monday, August 8, 2011

Members of the General Administration kept us busy today as they informed us of all that has been happening in their ministries to the Congregation for the past year.  If they were paid for their work, they would deserve a raise.

Almost all the General Administration are studying languages—Italian and English.  In between, they are tending to major aspects of our Pallottine Missionary life:  formation, the missions, financial stability and stewardship.  Plans are underway to begin printing the newest edition of Our Way of Life.

Front and center of our gathering was Sr. Beata Matuszewska, who moderated our meeting.  Reports were given by Sr. Josephina D’Souza, Sr. Bożena Olszewska, and Sr. Stella Holisz.

Sr. Izabela Swierad            Sr. Maria Landsberger

Sr. Stella Holisz

Sr. Josephina D'Souza       Sr. Bozena Olszewska

Sr. Beata Matuszewska

Because of the importance of the topics, we enjoyed lively discussions and were animated by a rekindling sense of what it means to be missionary.  We hope to bring this same spirit back to our provinces and regions.

Sr. Gail Borgmeyer

The Assembly Members enjoyed taking time to look at our Congregational website and was happy to see how many people were coming to visit us.  We enjoyed seeing the photos of our jubilarians.  We want those who visit to be nourished and to grow in their understanding of Pallottine spirituality and our missionary thrust.  It has become a type of electronic Cenacle.  We are very grateful for all those who contribute to make this happen!

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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)



"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)



"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)



"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)



"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)