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In the middle of February, at the Generalate of the Felician Sisters in Rome, Polish Sisters, priests and brothers, serving in the general governments of their Congregations in Rome, had their first annual meeting. These meetings have a long-standing tradition and serve in building unity among the members, through exchanging experiences, sharing faith and mutual help. They were initiated by Fr. Jan Korycki SAC, and to this day they are very popular. From the very beginning, the focus of the meetings was on integration and formation. They take place twice a year, usually during special gatherings and celebrations of the Church and National events.

This year's meeting inaugurated the election of the new Council. Among four elected councilors are Sr. Izabela Świerad, our Superior General and Sr. Anna Małdrzykowska, General Councilor.

During the second part of the meeting, we had a conference on the topic: What it means to be a Superior today. The conference was delivered by Archbishop Jan Pawłowski - Delegate of the Apostolic Nunziature in the Secretariat of State to the Holy See. In his talk, the Archbishop emphasized the responsibility of the superior in, what he called, the evangelical ministry of service, which teaches us to look always to the service of Christ, the Servant. Recalling the statements of Pope Francis, he also pointed to the necessity of being wise and vigilant, so as not to enter temptation and threats that may occur to superiors. The meeting ended with a joint prayer and fraternal agape.

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"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)