2. PALLOTTINE SISTER – VOCATION AND IDENTITY
Patroness of the month - Mary, Mother of Beautiful Love, pray for us
Consecration completely embraces the identity of the called person. It embraces, penetrates and transforms. Sometimes slowly and gradually, sometimes abruptly and quickly. Like the Spirit that descended on Mary. She was the first consecrated. As if in the blink of an eye, She became aware of Her new identity and new calling. A miracle of grace and mercy! To be with Jesus, to follow Him, to love and live.
Intention of the month
Let us pray for the Holy Church, extended to the whole world – may it persevere with unshakable faith by confessing the Name of the Lord.
St. Vincent Pallotti writes
O my God, my Father, my infinite mercy, you have deigned to destroy everything of myself in me, and to form and create in me a new prodigy of mercy, and to constitute me in Your Church as a new prodigy of mercy (OOCC X, 211).
"Called together by God to follow Jesus, Apostle of the Eternal Father, in the religious institute of the Missionary Sisters of the Catholic Apostolate, we participate in Christ's saving mission in the world" (9).
Personal reading of the "Spiritual Testament" (Nella mia morte) of St. Vincent Pallotti. After reading – suggested questions for personal meditation: What is my personal mission as a Pallottine Sister? How does my personal identity enrich the Pallottine charism? In individual prayer, I will praise God with the Magnificat for "the miracles of God's mercy" in my life and in the life of my community.