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Sunday, July 10th, 2016

This Sunday afternoon was for us a festival of cultures: colorful national and regional clothes, tastes, songs and dances coming from all these parts of the world, in which we live.

 

 

 

We could admire a beautiful Hindi dance – the Sisters who were dancing wore richly ornamented dresses. We also saw a polonaise dance and a presentation of traditional Polish outfits, and heard songs of the highlanders from Poland. Sisters from Africa, wearing original clothes, invited us to a timeless Masai dance and to worshiping God through a dance routine from Rwanda. A show of Sisters from the German Province turned out to be very humorous and full of beautiful singing. We were delighted by the presentations of Sisters from Belize, Switzerland and USA. Multiculturality and internationality are a gift and our richness. It is very moving that the desires of St. Vincent Pallotti reach almost every part of the world.

 

 

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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)