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On the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (15 August), novice Sr. Flora Raissa Dessi, made her first profession. After her formation in the International Novitiate in Tanzania she returned to Cameroon to celebrate this joyous event with her sisters and family. The celebration took place in the chapel of Pallotti Institut in Yaoundé.

The Eucharist was presided by Bishop Jan Ozga from the Diocese of Doumé, Abong Mbang. In his homily the Bishop emphasized the importance of commitment and dedication of the consecrated women in the Church. He also expressed his gratitude to the Pallottine Missionary Sisters for 20 years of their presence and mission in his diocese.

The unique moment of the liturgy was the consecration of Sr. Flora Raissa, who in the presence of Sr. Weronika Sakowska, the delegature superior, pronounced the evangelical vows of chastity, poverty and obedience. As a sign of consecration Sister received her religious dress and the Constitution of the Congregation.

In response to the question how she experienced her consecration, Sr. Flora replied: The act of consecration is for me an experience of union with Jesus, I am happy that I have become a Pallottine Sister, that Jesus the Apostle is my life and St. Vincent Pallotti is my model of apostolate. I believe that in cooperating with God's grace I will abide faithful ... 

All present at the celebartion congratulated Sr. Flora with hand shakes and songs of joy in a typical Cameroonian culture. It was a great joy for the whole Pallottine Family that the Charism of our founder Vincent Pallotti is still alive and continued in this country. God is great in his goodness, giving us new vocations, let his name be blessed till the ends of the earth, and let the newly-born Pallottines, with a new enthusiasm, proclaim the Good News and give witness to the beauty and value of consecrated life.

Sr. Anna Kot, SAC

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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)



"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)



"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)



"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)



"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)