We are pleased to announce the coming of the XXth General Chapter of the Pallottine Missionary Sisters of the Catholic Apostolate that will take place in the General House in Rome from June 22 to July 14, 2016. Inspired by the words of Pope Francis, we chose this theme: Awake! Encounter Christ and be a witness of joy in the world!
There will be 30 Sisters representing the 18 countries where we are spreading the charism of our Founder, St. Vincent Pallotti by reviving the faith, strengthening hope, rekindling love and uniting all in Christ. We wish to reflect on how to transmit our charism to today’s world, and how to conquer our apostolic challenges in order to make this life better. We sense the need to renew our missionary zeal and fascination for the Gospel, to be women able to awake the world!
As we strive to give new life to our charism today, we the Pallottine Missionary Sisters ask for your prayers, that our Lord will pour upon us a stream of living water during this important assembly. Let us pray together as in the Cenacle for an open mind and heart, and that we will listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit, so that our members will become prophetic witnesses, who will wake up the world.
Sr. Izabela Świerad and the Councilors
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Prayer before the XX General Chapter
God of Infinite Love and Mercy, You called us to follow your Son, Jesus Christ. He came to spread the fire of love over all the earth and desired that every human heart be aflame with that fire, so that everyone may know your infinite love. His teaching and actions were permeated by this desire which found its highpoint in the Mystery of the Cross.
This same love inspired our Holy Founder who followed with tireless ardor in Jesus’ footsteps and wanted to be like him in everything he did. We, the spiritual daughters of St Vincent Pallotti, ask you to transform our hearts, enliven us with your Spirit and fill us with that same desire.
Unite us in love and renew our apostolic zeal so that we can carry out our Pallottine charism faithfully and creatively. Provide us the light of your Spirit in discerning your will to meet the challenges of the present time.
Give us courage and energy to fulfil your will. With renewed zeal and joy, may we meet the needs of our brothers and sisters and carry the Good News of Christ’s resurrection. Amen.