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LA VIA DELL’INFINITO

The first steps in Rome, during our formation program, lead us through the tracks of our Founder, St. Vincent Pallotti.

 First, we visited the Pia Casa di Carità, where together with the community of the Roman Pallottine Sisters (CSAC) we celebrated the Eucharist. Then, starting from the front door of this first Pallottine foundation, step by step, we walked every path inside the house, where Pallotti had moved around many times. Today, there are many souvenirs - mementoes collected at that place – and they recall his vivid presence.

Walking through the beautiful streets of Rome added a good flavor to our search for the places that were marked by Pallotti´s presence. Until today, these streets remain eloquent witnesses of his apostolic efforts.

We also visited the house of our Founder, prayed in his chapel, saw the room where he had lived and worked. We also participated several times in the Holy Mass celebrated at the Founder's tomb n the church of SS Salvatore in Onda. For us, the Pallottines, who carry his name to this day, it is a source to strengthen our vocation.

It was a very touching experience when we made a pilgrimage through the picturesque Umbrian countryside, up to the hilly terrain of San Giorgio, where the new generation of Pallotti's family is living today. The common Eucharist and the joy of meeting the descendants of the Saint´s family will help us to keep Vincent Pallotti in our hearts, and with gratitude.

The crowning event of this „Pallotti journey“ was the conference of Fr. Jan Kupka, SAC on the theme The Spiritual Way of St. Vincent Pallotti in the perspective of current events.

All the encounters with our Founder Saint Vincent Pallotti we want to take as a continuation of the celebration of the 200th anniversary of his priestly ordination.

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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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