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First Profession in Limburg

After two years of noviciate, Sr. Astrid Meinert made her first profession, mid August 2012, in the chapel of Marienborn in the presence of the Superior General.

Fr. Jochen Ruiner, SAC, the novice master of the Pallottine Fathers and Brothers, celebrated the Eucharist with the community members and guests. At the beginning Sr. Helga Weidemann, provincial  welcomed the participants to this joyful event. The liturgy was animated by the Cathedral choir of Limburg, to which Sr. Astrid belongs. In her address, Sr. Simone Hachen referred to the colourfulness of the community, in which very different people come together, who can stay together – in spite of all variety –, since all of them are conscious that it is  Jesus Christ who called them together. Now, Sr. Astrid also enters this colourful togetherness.

Before taking her vows Sr. Astrid answered the question: what do you ask from God? “Trusting that God is the ground, in whom I am rooted and who holds me, I ask for His strength and His accompaniment. I ask for the courage and creativeness, to strengthen all those, who seek Him, in order to bring their abilities and talents to the Church.” With a joyful Yes, Sr. Astrid through her vows pronounced her readiness to bind herself closer to Jesus Christ and to live in accordance with the Pallottine way of life. Now she will carry on with her apostolate as a teacher.

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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)