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4. THE CONGREGATION TODAY - REKINDLE

Patroness of the month   -  Mary, Seat of wisdom, pray for us

Life is a constant change. And at the same time, it is staying in what was "in the beginning." Life requires discernment. Mary, wise and attentive, was always alert to God's will. She is the woman of discernment. In Bethlehem and Nazareth, on the way to Ain-Karim and on the way from Jerusalem, at the wedding at Cana and at the Cross, she remained "here and now", seeking the will of the One who chose Her.

Intention of the month

Let us pray for our Congregation, so that through a fuller participation in the mystery of Christ and the Church, we may creatively develop the charism of St. Vincent Pallotti and be authentic witnesses of God, the Infinite Love.

Lectio Divina

"For where two or three meet in my name, I am there among them" (Matthew 18:20).

St. Vincent Pallotti writes

Now remember that your Spouse Jesus, in love with Souls, expressed his most ardent Thirst to you with that mysterious word - Sitio - I thirst; therefore, if you want to please Jesus, pray to him incessantly, so that he will communicate such a precious Thirst to you, the thirst to save souls. From which you may animate yourselves to do whatever you can with prayer and work to make your Spouse Jesus known and loved by the whole world (OOCC III 190,195)

OWL

"We will search persistently and diligently to know God's will for us.  God's will can manifest itself in many ways - through holy scripture, in prayer, in the directives of our superiors, in communal discernment, in the circum­stances of our daily life, in the needs of the Church and society, and in our daily encounters with others" (65).

Exercise

Proposal for the community:

To revive the awareness of being sent and responsible for the Congregation, in response to the needs of the Church and people, let us celebrate in community the renewal of our Baptismal promises and our religious vows.

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)