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Central Assembly 2014

Closing of the Central Assembly - February 9, 2014

Today during the Angelus Pope Francis reminded us that every Christian is called to be Salt of the earth and Light of the world.   With this reflection we began our concluding session at 3 pm by reciting the Divine Mercy Chaplet, praying for the grace to illumine our vocation with authentic witness.

During our deliberations we came to the conclusion with concrete proposals for the future of our Congregation.  In her final address, Superior General Sr. Izabela Świerad expressed her gratitude for the spirit of collaboration and openness among the members of the central assembly. She invited all of us to be united in our ministries.

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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)

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