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We celebrated the Feast of St. Vincent Pallotti on January 22 with gratitude for the person and work of our Founder. Right from the morning, the liturgical texts directed our minds and hearts towards heaven, where our Holy Founder honors and glorifies God's Infinite Love ... "My God and my all," St. Vincent used to say. That day we rejoiced in St. Vincent and in every word which he left us as a gift and a task. He desired the Pallottine Family to be filled with God and to bring Him to the world.

We had invited Archbishop Tadeusz Wojda SAC, a Pallottine who is archbishop of Białystok. He presided the solemn mass celebrated in our chapel. Also present in this celebration were Father Ryszard Winkiewicz, a prelate, Father Józef Kozłowski, a parish priest, and Father Piotr Augustynowicz, the chaplain of the Archbishop. In his homily, Archbishop Tadeusz emphasized the great desire which our Founder had for holiness. This desire was in his heart, but he also longed for this holiness for the world. Everything he did and said in his daily life was permeated with the living presence of God. Everyone could count on his help and support. His ministry included all those who longed for God, and those who were far from Him.

From the Table of the Word and the Eucharist, we went to the table of the community; we had dinner together and celebrated together in the community Cenacle. Here as well, the person of St. Vincent was the focal point of our conversations when we were sharing interesting stories of his life. He brought a lot of joy to our meeting that day, and he inspired us with his life and his spirituality - for the infinite glory of God, for the victory over sin and for the salvation of souls. At the end of our feast, the Archbishop blessed us to bring God to the world, like Pallotti.

Sr. Iwona Małachowska, 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)

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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)