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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Sr. Stella Holisz began the sixth day our gathering with a poetic prayer to the Holy Spirit at 09:00 a.m.


Sr. Josephine D’Souza addressed the Central Assembly members on the importance of formation.  Formation is a call to transformation—transformation to holiness.  Formation is a requirement throughout religious life.

Poverty:  only treasure is the kingdom of God.

Chastity:  seeking only one heart, that of Christ

Obedience:  carrying out the will of God for the salvation of the world.


Sr. Adelheid Scheloske presented the works of the Historical Commission.  Much work has been done with the Archives—especially in light of the history project.

Five booklets have been written or are in the process of being completed:

  1. Pallottine Missionary Sisters Name and S.A.C. Abbreviation
  2. Pallottine Missionary Sisters Foundation Date
  3. History of the Pallottine Missionary Sisters—Chronological Tables
  4. Pallottine Missionary Sisters in Cameroon:  1892-1916
  5. Critical English edition of a history from the beginning to 1909, which was written by Sr. Salesia Wellman in the 1950s.


Sr. Stella Holisz gave a report regarding finances.

Union of Catholic Apostolate

Sr. Bożena represents the Congregation on the General Coordinating Council.   Highlights in the U.A.C.:  Promoting Year of the Family, the Youth Congress in Brazil this June, and Protecting our Children.

The day ended with all of us celebrating at a nearby restaurant near the Basilica of St. Peter’s.

Photos by Sr. Gail Borgmeyer

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* Our Way of Life *


"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)