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On February 18, 2021 an on-line meeting via Zoom was held between the General Government and the Government of the Rwanda/Congo Region. In her report, Sr. Angelini Kambugu, the Regional Superior, presented the current situation of the Region.

The main apostolates of the sisters are education, medical care, pastoral ministry and assistance to the poorest. Rwanda is a growing Region both in terms of new vocations (11 novices, 7 postulants and 5 candidates) and the infrastructure necessary for apostolic work. Currently, the Region consists of four communities in Rwanda, two in Congo, one in Uganda and one in France.

The sisters have also established a fruitful collaboration with the Province of Tanzania in the field of formation in the International Novitiate, with the Province of South Africa and the Polish Province (community in France), assisting the sisters with personnel, and with the Delegature of Cameroon preparing together the French version of Our Way of Life. The pastoral needs exceed the capabilities of the Sisters. Therefore, a great emphasis is put on vocational work and formation at every stage. Spiritual and community life are their priority.

A sign that the Region of Rwanda is on its way to becoming a Province in the near future is also the fact that the Sisters, in response to the invitation of their Bishop and in honor of the 100th anniversary of consecrated life in Rwanda, are planning to open a new community in the Diocese of Cyangugu or Nyundo, where there are few religious communities.

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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)