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After our wonderful international evening yesterday, we continue to celebrate today because it is the birthday of our Superior General Sr. Izabela Swierad. The Holy Mass reflected that Sisters from all countries are gathered here in Rome. The songs and readings in different languages expressed our diversity in unity. In his homily Fr Martin Manus already looked ahead and reminded us as an international Congregation that St Vincent Pallotti associated the celebration of the Octave of the Epiphany with the idea that the praise of God should embrace the whole world.

During Advent, we approach the mystery of the Incarnation and, like the Magi, set out on the way to Christ. Afterwards, all present congratulated our Sr Izabela with songs in different languages. We wish her a rain full of blessings and are grateful for her dedication and love for our Congregation. The Sisters in the Procura had prepared a delicious meal and we enjoyed the fellowship.

We also celebrate Our Lady of Kibeho today and prayed with our sisters from Rwanda for their country and for peace throughout the world.

To all the readers of the website, we sincerely wish you a happy and blessed Advent season. May the longing for the coming of our Saviour fill all hearts.

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* 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)