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OWL 15. According to Pallotti’s mandate, the close following of Christ is the foundation of our religious institute and the Gospel is our rule.

OWL 1. We, the Missionary Sisters of the Catholic Apostolate, accept Our Way of Life as help, inspiration, and encouragement in the following of Jesus. It is to foster unity of heart and guide us in continuing St. Vincent Pallotti’s mission in our times.

OWL 10. For the greater glory of God, we are sent as Pallottine Sisters, to revive, spread and deepen faith, to strengthen hope and rekindle love.We seek to awaken in all Christians an awareness of their apostolic call, so that the day may soon come when there will be only one flock and one shepherd.

 

About St. Vincent Pallotti (source: Wikipedia)

 

 

"Dear Sisters, the Church looks to you to "speak" of Christ to those whom you serve and to "show" him to them. Such witness demands that you yourselves first contemplate the face of Christ... In this way you will not only continue  to "see" God with the eyes of faith but will also be effective in making his presence "perceptible" to others through the example of your own lives  - lives marked by the zeal and compassion for the poor so readily associated with your beloved founder." (John Paul II, to the General Chapter members in 2004)

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St. Vincent took the prayer life of Jesus as an example for himself. He was convinced that he had to go to Jesus every day and ask of Him: “Lord, teach me to pray”.  In the course of his day he felt that it was almost an obligation on him to reserve certain times for prayer and meditation. St. Vincent was a man of constant  prayer, he prayed everywhere and anywhere. His spiritual diary is a virtual river of prayers.  In his prayers he did not borrow words or feelings, rather they were born of what was happening in his soul and they expressed what he was experiencing and feeling. He attained a remarkable level of contemplative prayer; his life was prayer and his every action  was a conscious and deliberate glorification of God.

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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)

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