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ON THE WAY

August is a special month in Poland when the landscape on the roads is changed. Thousands of pilgrims from various parts of Poland set off on foot pilgrimages to Jasna Góra, the National Sanctuary of Our Lady in Częstochowa. Pilgrims cover hundreds of kilometers, confidently carrying their own intentions and those entrusted to them by others.

Poles make pilgrimages with their whole families, which is a powerful testament to their fidelity to God, the Gospel and the Church. Among this year's pilgrims to the National Shrine, were a number of our Sisters: Sr Hanna Kiedrowska from the Prokura community in Rome, Sr. Consolata Majewska, Sr. Paulina Szałek, Sr. Iwona Małachowska, Sr. Jolanta Groszczyk and Sr. Monika Graw from their communities in Poland.

Dear Sisters, thank you for the efforts and sacrifices of the pilgrimage, and above all thank you for the prayers offered for our communities!

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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)