b. Because of the worsening crisis of faith in his time, and because of the growth of the Church’s work in the mission, Pallotti saw the urgent need to revive the faith of Catholics, to renew their love and to unite all in Christ. To achieve this objective he considered it indispensable to secure the collaboration of all the members of the Church, both clergy and laity, and to unify their efforts in order to promote with greater effectiveness the apostolic mission of the Church.
For Vincent the notion of sacrifice is always associated with the notion of love: who loves is ready to sacrifice for the beloved. The Father sacrificed His Son sending him into the world out of love for us. Jesus sacrificed his divinity in loving obedience to the Father and came among us as the way to the Father; Jesus sacrificed his human life dying out of love for us that we might be reconciled to the Father and live forever with Him.