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An online meeting between the General Government and the Provincial Leadership of the Polish Province took place on February 24th. Sr. Iwona Nadziejko, the Provincial Superior, gave a report on the life of the Province during the years 2018-2021. The presentation showed the joys and challenges of the Province.

A great joy is the varied apostolate in the House on the Hill in Gdansk, where there is a small exhibition about the Polish Province, i.e. a museum room documenting its history; on the property, there is a Bible Garden encouraging reading and meditation of the Word of God, and space for meetings with people with disabilities. Since almost half of the Sisters of the Congregation belong to this Province, the apostolic ministry is very diverse: catechesis and evangelization meetings, work in kindergartens, homes for the disabled and children's homes, spiritual and psychological care, and the leadership of apostolic groups. The sisters also serve in Belarus, Ukraine, Slovakia, Russia, Italy, France, Cameroon and Tanzania.

Of course, the Province also struggles with challenges, such as the decreasing number of Sisters, ageing and the difficulty of replacing Sisters in their various tasks. Unfortunately, a number of Sisters in different communities have also been affected by the Covid 19 pandemic recently.

The province is characterized by its great potential in terms of personnel and experience, as well as a diversity of talents and opportunities.

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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)