3. CENACLE – THE PRESENCE
Patroness of the month - Mary, Queen of Apostles, pray for us
Wherever there is a human, bonds are born. Where there is a Mother, ties become strong and faithful. Mary, present in the Cenacle teaches us how to be together, in unity. The Cenacle of Broken Bread teaches us communion. The Pallottine Cenacle is Mary, the Apostles, you, me, and always someone else ...
Intention of the month
Let us pray for Christian unity. May all those who have been sanctified by one Baptism unite in true faith and love in one Church.
"Seeing his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing near her, Jesus said to his mother, Woman, this is your son. Then to the disciple he said, This is your mother. And from that hour the disciple took her into his home" (John 19:26-27).
"With one heart all these joined constantly in prayer, together with some women, including Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers" (Acts 1:14).
St. Vincent Pallotti writes
Wherever I shall be, I intend to imagine myself to be together with all creatures in the Cenacle in Jerusalem where the apostles received the Holy Spirit. I shall remind myself to renew this desire often. As the apostles were there with Mary, so will I be in spirit with my most beloved mother Mary and with my most beloved Spouse Jesus. As they are my special intercessors, I am certain that they will help me and all other creatures to receive the abundance of the Holy Spirit, and since I desire this abundance of the Spirit of the Lord to increase in me, and in all creatures, each one etc. at every infinitesimal moment, so I with all creatures intend to always stay in this Cenacle (OOCC X, 86).
"Mary, praying with the apostles in the Upper Room for the Holy Spirit, shows us how we, as an apostolic community, are to pray" (74).
Proposal for the community:
Invite the closest community of Pallottine Sisters (SAC and CSAC), the Pallottines Fathers/ Brother), friends and members of UAC, to adoration (remaining together in silence in front of the Blessed Sacrament).