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Letter for the Extraordinary Mission Month of October 2019

October 2019

Our Religious Institution has a special obligation  

toward people in missionary situation,

especially where faith is no longer rooted

or has never been established.

OWL 23

 

Dear Sisters,

In light of the 100th anniversary of the publication of the Apostolic Letter of Pope Benedict XVth Maximum Illud, Pope Francis announced the month of October 2019, as an Extraordinary Mission month with the theme: Baptized and sent: The Church of Christ on mission in the world.  We, Pallottine missionaries, also want to celebrate this special time in a dignified and fruitful way. Therefore, I would like to encourage you all to intensify your reflection on mission, to revive your bonds with Christ and the Gospel, and to help all who seek to meet the living God.

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Letter of the two General Superiors of our Sisterly Pallottine Congregations for Pentecost 2019

Come Holy Spirit

 and

Renew the Face of the Earth

Dear Sisters,

On this special day of Pentecost, as we gather in the Community of the Pallottine Sisters in Grottaferrata, we two General Superiors of the Pallottine Family would like to greet you all with the words of the Risen Christ: Peace be with you. St. Paul exhorts us: Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts … and be thankful (Col 3:15). Therefore, may thankfulness fill our hearts today toward the Holy Spirit, who so generously poured out His gifts on our Founder, St. Vincent Pallotti and bestowed on him a universal charism to bring to life the oeuvre of the Union of the Catholic Apostolate in the Church.

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Greetings from the Superior General for Easter 2019

Resurrectio Domini, spes nostra!

St. Augustine

Dear Sisters

Today, together with the whole Church, we sing the joyful Alleluia! This is the day the Lord has made! Let us rejoice in it and give joy! (Ps 118). I greet you with the Easter acclamation, Christ is Risen! He is truly risen! This joyful paschal message gives us deep amazement and gratitude - the Lord has truly risen! He overcame death and brought life!

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Lent 2019

What must I do to inherit eternal life ?

Luke 10:25-37

Dear Sisters,

The mystery of God is open to a person that can see and hear. The source of the inner spiritual senses of every human being is the heart.  It is a place of dialogue and encounter; it is an ability to see and listen.  It is "our hidden center, the place of truth and decision in which we choose life or death, it is a place of covenant with God" (see: Catechism of the Catholic Church 2562).

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Pope Francis Twitter Feed

* 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)