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ANGELUS AND THE FIRST MEETING WITH POPE FRANCIS

Today's Sunday morning was very unique! We prayed the Angelus with Pope Francis at St. Peter's Square. All the Sisters of the Formation Program for the first time participated directly in the meeting with the Holy Father!

Today, on 16 September, two days after the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, the Holy Father at St. Peter's Square offered small crosses to all pilgrims.

The Pope asked everyone to take the cross home, not as a decoration, but as an invitation to prayer and contemplation. Afterwards, the volunteers, among them the group of our young Sisters, distributed the crosses to all.

The crosses with an attached short prayer were a gift of the Holy Father to all pilgrims. Prayer: The Cross of Christ reveals all the love of God. In him we find His immeasurable mercy.

Love changes everything and can also change us - said the Holy Father.

 

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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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