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MAASAI IN ROME?

Prisca Kyemi, although in a Maasai dress she is not a Maasai.  She is a young talented woman, of the Nyaturu tribe from Singida, Tanzania in East Africa, who was dreaming to see Rome and St. Peter's Basilica.

For many years after Prisca began working in Morogoro, she lived among the Maasai, learned their language, traditions and how to make Maasai ornaments. She was invited to Dakawa Parish in Morogoro Diocese, by Fr. Drazan Klapez, a missionary from Croatia, to help in pastoral work at the parish. Soon she became his right hand and good collaborator in the Parish and the Rectory. Prisca is very much involved with the parish apostolate with Maasai women and is a strong supporter of the Pallottine Sisters who have just opened a Community there.

Thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Debiasi, Italian benefactors from Trento, Prisca's dream came true and will never be forgotten. She walked with happiness on the stones of St. Peter's Square, was overwhelmed by the beauty and greatness of St. Peter’s Basilica, touched the tomb of the first Apostle and received the blessing of Pope Francis during the Angelus.  Our Pallottine Sisters from the Procura General in Rome were happy to host these special guests.  With this beautiful experience we can repeat after Pope Francis, who says:  God is the God of surprises, God is always new!

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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)

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