From February 15-22, 2020, in Kibeho, Rwanda, the 4th Regional Chapter was held under the theme Reconciliation with God - 2 Cor 5,20. The Chapter gathered 15 sisters delegates who, during the meeting, working in groups and praying, discussed the most important matters of the Region. From the General Councillors took part in the Chapter: Sr. Anna Małdrzykowska and Sr. Liberata Nyiongira.
1st of February 2020 is a day that the Pallottine Family and people of Cape Town, South Africa will always remember. It was a day when many people of different faiths, races and professions, gathered in St. Vincent Pallotti Convent to say goodbye to their dear Sister Annemarie Niehsen, a German Missionary, who after her 52 years of life and service in South Africa returned to her homeland. They came to express their gratitude, friendship and appreciation for her tireless service in the hospital as a sister for all, for her fidelity to the Lord and love for our Founder St. Vincent Pallotti through living her religious vows, ministry and her dedication in building a better world and future.
Thanksgiving will never get off from my lips …
On the feast of St. Vincent Pallotti - with his words: Let every day be celebrated as thanksgiving (OOCC, VII) - I would like to invite you to the attitude of Gratitude.
Gratitude is one of the most characteristic features of Pallottine spirituality. Therefore, let us celebrate our Founder's day with gratitude. Drawing from the example of Pallotti's holiness and following his instructions, let us thank God for the gift of life and call of each of us. It is in him and through him that we find our deepest identity. We are part of his life and his story.
The three days of the Triduum are like three steps, in which we are heading towards the Roman celebration of the feast of St. Vincent Pallotti. This year's theme was inspired by the pastoral program of the diocese of Rome for the years 2019-2020. In the school of St. Vincent Pallotti, live in the heart of the city.
The first General Councils meeting of two Sister Pallottine Congregations (CSAC and SAC) for this year took place on 19 January 2020 in our Generalate. The meeting began with a prayer of the first days triduum before the Feast of St. Vincent Pallotti.
The members of the Preparatory commission for the XXI General Chapter of the Pallottine Missionary Sisters met together with the General Council for their first meeting from 13-18 January 2020 in Rome. The members of the Commission are: Sr. Alda Isa Paes (India), Sr. Maria Landsberger (Germany), Sr. Maria Dӧrig (Switzerland), Sr. Perpétue Nyiramahoro (Rwanda/Congo), Sr. Urszula Kłusek (Poland).
“Awake, encounter Christ and be witness of Joy to the world”
The members of Mary, Mother of Divine Love Province in India had their General Visitation from 28th October to 15th December 2019 made by Sr. Josephina D’Souza, the Vice - General and Sr. Liberata Niyongira, the General Councilor.
On 28 December 2019, the day of the Holy Innocents, the two Pallottine Sisters´ Communities joyfully celebrated the Mystery of Christmas in the Generalate of the Roman Pallottine Sisters and shared the joy of the Nativity of Jesus. The singing of Christmas carols in different languages, prayers at the manger and games for this season marked this community gathering. We all felt the beautiful Christmas atmosphere and close presence of the Infant Jesus among us, the beauty of communion and unity. At the end, we shared and enjoyed our Agape. For both Pallottine Sisters` Congregations this gathering was another trail stone of bridge-building among us and of family relationship with one another. We experienced the word: “Rejoice in the Lord and again I say rejoice”!