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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.

Lectio Divina

"May the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory (…) enlighten the eyes of your mind so that you can see what hope his call holds for you" (Eph 1:17-18).

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).

OWL

"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).

Exercise

Individual proposal:

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.

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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)