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Central Assembly 2015

Our Pallottine Pentecost

With deep gratitude and joy, in the evening of Sunday of Pentecost, at the shrine of our Founder in San Salvatore in Onda, Rome, as daughters of St. Vincent Pallotti, we Sisters of the two Congregations, “Roman Sisters” and the “Missionary Sisters” celebrated together with many Pallottine  priests, brothers and lay members of the Union Day of our Foundation (Pentecost 1838). It was a special joy, that the major superiors of our missionary Congregation who had just finished the Central Assembly, were able to share in this festive event. Fr. Gilberto Orsolin SAC, Rector of the Generalate community presided over the Eucharistic celebration and invited us in his rich sermon to desire all the gifts of the Holy Spirit. The celebration radiated the Spirit of the Cenacle: the togetherness in prayer and the readiness of being sent as joyful apostles of the Good News. Seven Sisters, members of both congregations, representing different continents and entities, brought symbolically the flames of the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit to the altar. With lights in our hands, we Pallottine Sisters together, guided by our Superiors General, Sr. Ivete Garlet CSAC and Sr. Izabela Świerad SAC, renewed our vows. With their beautiful voices “Romans” and “Missionaries” gave joyful expression to the meaningful texts of the songs.

On the hospitable gesture of Fr. Gilberto to the rooms of the Generalate of the Society, all participants were invited by the Sisters to share in a fraternal, warm agape, with tasty pizza and other delicious dishes.

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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)

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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)