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We foster unity among Christians and avoid all that hinders the spirit of ecumenism. (Our Way of Life, 204)

 

The theme of this year's Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is "Your Right Hand, O Lord, Glorious in Power." (Exodus 15:6).

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity has a history of over 100 years . . . , in which Christians around the world have taken part in an octave of prayer for visible Christian unity.  By annually observing the WPCU, Christians move toward the fulfillment of Jesus' prayer at the Last Supper "that they all may be one."  (cf. John 17:21)

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The 1st of January opens the New Year that brings promises of happiness, fulfilment of dreams and curiosity: what good will  come to us?

Among many events of coming year, the calendar indicates the date of May 16th. This is the day when the 200th Anniversary of Pallotti’s priestly ordination falls.  This is also the source of our Pallottine vocation and inspiration for the beginning of several articles to be shared.

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After the XX General Chapter in 2016, the European Major Superiors of our Congregation gathered in Rome for their first Continental meeting.  It was held in the Generalate from 15-20, November  2017, with the theme: Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favour with God (Luke 1:30). Materials for our discussions were based on the new document from the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life,  New Wine in new Wineskins, 2017.

 

The participants were Sr. Helga Weidemann (Germany) Sr. Miroslawa Wlodarczyk (Poland) Sr. Ludwika Jastrzebska (Poland) Sr. Maria Dörig (Switzerland) Sr. Mary McNulty (England) Sr. Magdalena Pinto (Procura) and members of the General Council.

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On the 3rd of November 2017, the Church of the Holy Spirit of the Neapolitans was filled with the faithful to welcome new rector Mgr.  Maurizio Piscolla. The Holy Mass was presided over by the Vicar of the Pope for the diocese of Rome, S.E. Bishop Angelo De Donatis. Here in this Church St. Vincent Pallotti was the rector from December 1835 to 1846 and founded the Union to serve the Church hence it is a very significant place in the history of the Pallottine family.

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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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