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The Cenacle is the heart of the Pallottine charism, and the wind and fire are signs that our life has been transformed once and for all into a Paschal story of death and resurrection. To our common path, two sister Congregations, entered another event: the Feast of Mary, Queen of Apostles and Solemnity of Pentecost. This time it was celebarted in Grottaferrata, at Casa del Cenacolo, a home sanctified by the presence, prayer and service of the Roman Pallottine Sisters (CSAC).

The meeting was attended by our two General Councils and sisters representing all our Pallottine communities in Rome and the surrounding area. It was a real experience of the Upper Room, experience of the Eucharist and of awaiting for the sound from heaven. The Solemn Mass was presided by Fr. James Edassery, the local Parish Priest and the homily was delivered by Fr. Denilson Geraldo SAC, general councilor.

The common prayer was enriched by the diversity of expressions from many parts of the world: from India, Ruanda, Tanzania, Brazil, Poland and Italy. For example, the Liturgy of the Word began with the solemn enthronement of the Word of God with the dance, accompaniment of songs in Swahili and Indian floral garlands and incense.

During the agape, the General Superiors, Sr. Ivete Garlet CSAC and Sr. Izabela Świerad SAC, addressed the community with a short message, emphasizing both the historical and prophetic significance of our common path. The entire day was marked by gratitude and sisterly love. Once again, we were able to see that unity in multiplicity and diversity is a sign of the Holy Spirit's action, as well as a testimony to the truth of the Pallottine charism.


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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)



"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)



"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)



"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)



"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)