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Novices from Rwanda in Cameroon

 

One week passed since two Novices from Rwanda, Sr. Alice and Sr. Leoncie, arrived at our Novitiate House in Doume. They came to us with Sr. Belancilla Mukandahiro, the Regional Superior of Rwanda/Congo. What a great joy it was for Sr. Marceline, the 2nd-year Novice, who at the end of this stage of formation now has the opportunity to meet with her two companions from Rwanda. What a great joy it is for all of us, who since long time have desired to collaborate closely with our Sisters in Rwanda. And unexpectedly the door of Pallottine communion has opened.

The  idea to have a common preparation for the first profession of our Sisters from Rwanda and Cameroon came at the meeting with the Formation team, in Arusha in March this year,  organized by Superior General, Sr. Izabela Świerad, regarding  the establishment of the international Novitiate.

Thus, a few days ago, the Novices began their spiritual preparation for their first profession. With an open heart, they share about the richness of their cultures and customs, and are  curious about how people are living in Rwanda and Cameroon. The Sisters feel at home because they find themselves in the Pallottine Family. There is so much joy of being and living together. I wish to repeat Pope Francis´ words: Wherever there are consecrated people, there is always joy. 

We all are experiencing this beautiful joy, flowing from the same desires and ideas, a joy of being called to the Pallottine Family.

 

Sr. Anna Kot,  SAC

 

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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)

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