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On January, 2nd 2011, the Pallottine family in Switzerland came together to celebrate the feast of Epiphany in the house of the Pallottine Fathers in Gossau. Members from others religious Communities from the eastern area of Switzerland, friends and neighbours were also invited. The ceremony of Vesper liturgy encouraged all of us to look for the star and follow the star, not staying far of  it due to various troubles and darkness in our lives. In fact we are invited to be confident in God’s guidance, encouraging our brothers and sisters to live that way too.

Solemn Vespers in the chapel

After the service we met at the Agape at friendly and festive tables. Pallottine brothers helped us. It was a pure joy to observe the animating table-talks and feel the lively atmosphere. I reckon, our experience today gave us a notion of Pallotti’s vision, bequeathed as heritage and order.

Agape at the table

▪ During this autumn the Sisters of both communities received various visitors: a special one was the brother of Sr. Edelgard Plangger. He is 85 years old and a member of the Swiss Missionary Society of Bethlehem. For several decades he has been living and working as a priest in Zimbabwe. Thanks be to God that he is enjoying good health and has now returned to his ministry in Zimbabwe.

▪ Sr. Daniela Schumacher was invited by a group of women to speak about “The healing power of color and light”. Indeed, when we see a rainbow are we not reminded of the encouraging words of the Bible, and when looking at a green meadow are we not refreshed?

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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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