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On 28th of October, 2017, for the 14th time, many members of the Union of the Catholic Apostolate gathered at the Spiritual Centre of the Union, the Church of SS. Salvatore in Onda in Rome, where the remains of St. Vincent Pallotti repose under the altar. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and solemn Mass were the expression of gratitude for this deeper ecclesial recognition of the Union. The praise to God for the recognition by the Church authority, with subsequent final approval of the General Statues of the Union in 2008, is for us to follow with perseverance in the footsteps of St. Vincent Pallotti, who received from Pope Gregory XVI “a thousand blessings” for the Union.

In the thanksgiving Eucharist, presided over by Fr. Roque Gonsalves SAC, representatives of the entire Union participated. The homily was delivered by Fr. Stanisław Stawicki SAC. The renewal of the act of apostolic commitment was preceded by a testimony from Anna Maria Ciavotta – the new President of the NCC in Italy.

Let us continue, as St. John Paul II teaches us, to increase our commitment so that, as St. V. Pallotti announced it prophetically (…) all Christians become authentic apostles of Christ in the Church and in the world!

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"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)