Thanksgiving will never get off from my lips …
On the feast of St. Vincent Pallotti - with his words: Let every day be celebrated as thanksgiving (OOCC, VII) - I would like to invite you to the attitude of Gratitude.
Gratitude is one of the most characteristic features of Pallottine spirituality. Therefore, let us celebrate our Founder's day with gratitude. Drawing from the example of Pallotti's holiness and following his instructions, let us thank God for the gift of life and call of each of us. It is in him and through him that we find our deepest identity. We are part of his life and his story.
On this special festive day for us, we recall with gratitude the Sisters who preceded us on the path to the heavenly home.
Let us also thank the Lord for our families, friends, benefactors and collaborators. In the spirit of gratitude, we pray for those to whom we are sent. Thank you for every apostolic work, for the mission; for the gift of the Union and the Church.
Let us thank God for every moment of our life!
Let us also thank Him for what we asked for and what has not yet come into reality, and about which - with Pallottine trust - we can say that God will grant it to us.
With my wish, that each one of us, following the example of Saint Vincent Pallotti will live with a desire for infinite gratitude, joy and love, I am sending you my cordial prayers and warm greetings. Happy Feastday!
Sr. Izabela Świerad SAC
Rome, 22 January 2020