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WAY OTHER THAN ALL

Pilgrimages have a long Christian tradition. For centuries people have taken the trouble to make a pilgrimage to the holy places around the world on foot. Pilgrimages are also permanently present in the Polish culture and its landscape. Many of our Sisters also walked hundreds of kilometers this year, wandering with thousands of pilgrims to the national shrine of Our Lady in Częstochowa. Prayer and sacrifice, rain and sun, joy and pain set the rhythm on the pilgrim route.

The Sisters served the pilgrims with inspiring words, advice and help. Many good coversations and the possibility of sharing gave them new strength for life. Among the pilgrims, you meet the young and elderly, even in very advanced age, as well as entire families with small children. Everyone was searching for a faith experience, for truth, searching for a sense of life and meaning of the community. During the pilgrimage, people brought their intensions and prayed to God through the intercession of the Mother of God. She is the Mother of us all, understands us perfectly and guides us along the way.

Sr. Hanna Kiedrowska from the community of the Procura General in Rome, walked from Pelplin Diocese to Częstochowa in pilgrimages for 25th time, making it in 12 days, 350 km.

The pilgrimages made by Sr. Consolata Majewska no one is able to count. They have long exceeded the number of 40. Sr. Consolata from the very beginning is faithfully making these foot pilgrims every year from Warsaw to the Shrine, 9 days on the road and over 270 km. After reaching the goal, standing before the miraculous image of the Mother of God, the effort and labor of the previous days of the pilgrimage brought joy of encounter and fulfillment.

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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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