"It will be Christmas if, like Joseph, we give space to silence; if, like Mary, we say
“here I am” to God; if, like Jesus, we are close to those who are alone;
and if, like the shepherds, we come out of our enclosures to stay with Jesus.
It will be Christmas if we find light in the poor grotto of Bethlehem". Pope Francis
Christmas is a pilgrimage to Bethlehem that calls forth the memory of our heart. While our maps are becoming more and more precise, the interior of human beings is becoming an increasingly unknown land. I wish you dear Sisters that this year's journey to the truth of Christmas would be an experience of God's presence. Let the heart regain its greatness and God act in us and lead us step by step to the depth of his Mystery.
Ora Pro Nobis!
Rome, Advent 2019
As every year, Advent returns to us. The content is still the same, but also different. The richness of God's Word is different, and we are every year in different stages of our lives.
Advent brings hope and expectation. Our sight goes in two different directions. On the one hand, we are leaning beyond the horizon of mortality, looking for Christ coming in glory. On the other hand, we return to Bethlehem and remember the birth of the Son of God. Both events are an invitation to meet and embrace life.
Our Religious Institution has a special obligation
toward people in missionary situation,
especially where faith is no longer rooted
or has never been established.
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.
Come Holy Spirit
Renew the Face of the Earth
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.