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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.

Lectio Divina

"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).

OWL

"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).

Exercise

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).

 

Pope Francis Twitter Feed

* 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)