We Are A Mission
 

ST. VINCENT PALLOTTI: 

BE HOLY 

RADICALLY LIVE THE GOSPEL. HOW PALLOTTINES AROUND THE WORLD ARE PURSUING JESUS' MISSION IN THE PERIPHERIES. 

 

BE A MISSION

"I want to see you rich and wealthy with the treasures of the Divinity, I want to see you totally transformed in God in order to make you the most useful minister of the Gospel."

Twice a month, we share the stories of Pallottine missionaries across the globe.

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Around the clock updates from the lives of Pallottines in 56 countries.

600 Families Smile Again!

“Our life spreads light when it is given in service. The secret of joy is living to serve.”
Pope Francis

17 December • New Jersey, USA

“And in the end,” St. John Paul II says, “everything else will turn out to be unimportant and inessential, except for this: Father, Child, and Love.” It is this love alone that teaches us everything, and it is this love alone that Pallotti’s young sons and daughters live each Christmas season.

Viva!
Showtime in Brazil

"I love tango! And I used to dance when I was young!"
POPE FRANCIS

14 December • Santa Maria, Brazil

"The Church will have to initiate everyone, " Pope Francis says, "into this “art of accompaniment,” which teaches us to remove our sandals before the sacred ground of the other (cf. Ex 3:5). The pace of this accompaniment must be steady and reassuring, reflecting our closeness and our compassionate gaze which also heals, liberates and encourages growth in the Christian life." 

And so we see these words of Pope Francis, taken from his encyclical Evangelii Gaudium, in flourishing life at the St. Vincent Pallotti Social and Cultural Center in Santa Maria, Brazil. Founded in 2010 Center's objectives are the protection of children, adolescents, and the family, doing so by the promotion of the arts and sports. 

The Warmth of Mary in Siberia

“Let us zealously strive to spread the glories of mary… let us instill- if possible in the hearts of all men- an inexhaustible, infinitely tender love of mary, our most beloved mother, lady and queen.”
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13 December • Chelyabinsk, Russia

“Place everything in the hands of Mary,” St. Vincent Pallotti tells us, “and do not let anything worry you.” As the depths of Siberia’s winter are only just beginning, Mother Mary came to bring great warmth to our Pallottine Fathers & their flock of the Parish of the Immaculate Conception in Chelyabinsk, Russia.

“Oh, how many miracles will not the Madonna effect! Behold, the greatest missionary!”
St. Vincent Pallotti

“The harvest is abundant, but laborers few”

“THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS UPON ME, BECAUSE HE HAS ANOINTED TO BRING GOOD NEWS TO THE POOR. HE HAS SENT ME TO PROCLAIM RELEASE TO THE CAPTIVES AND RECOVERY OF SIGHT TO THE BLIND, TO LET THE OPPRESSED GO FREE, AND TO PROCLAIM THE YEAR OF THE LORD’S FAVOUR” (LK 4:18-19)

11 December • Bacolod City, Philippines

We are reminded of the saying, "the harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the Master of the harvest to send laborers into His vineyard" (Lk 10:2). 

Our Lord asks us to pray! 

In this Spirit and with this goal, we- the Pallottines in the Philippines- are not only praying, but also traveling around our island of Occidental Negros to promote and seek Pallottine vocations to serve God and His Church. 

“Defend the fatherless, plead for the widow”
A Special Sunday in India’s Pallottine Parish

“God’s law is to aspire to the service of the human person and of his life ennobled in God.
Mankind owes that vow to the innumerable sorrowing host of mothers, widows and orphans who have seen the light, the solace and the support of their lives taken from them.”
Pope Pius XII

5 December 2018 • Odisha, India

“Learn to do good, seek justice, correct oppression, defend the the fatherless, plead for the widow” (Is 1:17); if humankind wishes for the developmental advancement of all peoples, then we mustn’t forget those who might be stumbling on their feet after their support was taken from them. This is what it means to be integral, a key word of Pope Francis’ pontificate, and one that will certainly mark his pastoral legacy. Hence when we read the word integral, so, too, can we read the story of an Indian Pallottine Parish in Bonaigarh, Odisha; because they encompass Pope Francis’ mission.

As the Holy Father says, “knowing how to mourn with others, that is holiness.”


A Legend of the Missions:
St. Francis Xavier

“it is not the actual physical exertion that counts toward a man’s progress, nor the nature of the task, but the spirit of faith with which it is taken.”
St. Francis Xavier

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3 December • Rome, Italy

“Go!” St. Ignatius of Loyola told him, “and set all on fire!” These were the final words of the Jesuit founder to St. Francis Xavier, the Society’s co-founder, who embarked upon one of the most thrilling missionary adventures through Asia.
Born to a noble Spanish family in 1506, he first set sail to Goa, India, on his 35th birthday. The King made his first mission clear: restore Christianity amongst the unruly Portuguese settlers, and evangelize the natives. Enflamed with his “two P’s: prayer and penance,” he set out fearlessly living his favorite prayer: “Give me souls!”

“Behold, the days are coming!”
The First Sunday of Advent

“Advent increases our hope, a hope which does not disappoint.
the lord never lets us down.”
pope francis

3 December 2018 • Pallottine Missions Across the Globe

From Cuba to Brazil, Sri Lanka to Rome, these are just some photos of our Pallottine family as the images of hopes and dreams, joy and excitement, as we await the birthday of our Saviour!
To see photos and read Pope Francis’ Sunday Address, click here!

Sri Lanka’s Pallottines Celebrate
Christ, Our King!

“Love, justice, and peace: this is the Kingdom of which Jesus is King, and which extends until the end of time. History teaches us that kingdoms founded on the power of arms and lies are fragile and, sooner or later, collapse; but the Kingdom of God is founded on love and is rooted in hearts.”
Pope Francis

26 November • Kulakattu, Sri Lanka

“Learn to do good, seek justice, correct oppression, defend the fatherless, plead for the widow” (Is 1:17); for then we will be advancing toward the Kingdom of God, where Jesus reigns as King. It’s His feast of Christ the King that we celebrated on Sunday, recalling that Christ came to us poor, exercising His power not in arms, but in love.

In the tiny village of Kulakattu, located in Northern Sri Lanka, the Pallottine parish of Christ the King celebrated its namesake, with a procession followed by a community meal after Holy Mass.

Harvest Festival in the Himalayas

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“And children must listen to the wisdom of elders! You, young people, ought to listen to their wisdom, and talk to them in order to keep going, because they are your roots. They are the roots and you draw from those roots in order to keep moving forward.”
Pope Francis

24 November • Yachuli, Arunachal Pradesh, India

Wisdom is a gift of the Holy Spirit, hence it should never be taken for granted! In India’s northernmost state of Arunachal Pradesh- whose border rests along China- the Yachuli Catholic Church celebrated its annual harvest festival. Only this year, the festivities touched further than what the eye could see; blending the traditional practices of the Nyishi tribal people to the new generation of today. As it is said, our own tree can only grow when its roots are watered!

Peru’s Little Stars

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God loves you, dear children! This is what I want to tell you.” 
St. John Paul ii

24 November • Ayacucho, Peru

“Children are a gift. They are a gift. Each one is unique and unrepeatable,” bringing a joy only their pureness can give, Pope Francis reminds us. Thus in their great honor, the little ones under the care of Peru’s Pallottine Fathers and Sisters celebrated Children’s Day at the local school.

Raise your tiny hand, Divine Child, 
and bless these young friends of yours, 
bless the children of all the earth.
St. John Paul II

Dear Young People…
Pope Francis’ Video to the Youth

23 November • Vatican City, in the preparation of January 2019’s World Youth Day

World Youth Day is fast approaching. It will be held in Panama in January and the theme is Mary’s response to God’s call, “I am the servant of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word” (Lk 1:38).

Her words are a brave and generous “yes”. It is the positive reply of one who understands the secret of vocation ‒ to go beyond oneself and place oneself at the service of others.”

Young Missionaries in the City!

 Fr. Peter Sticco SAC and the students and staff of Our Lady of Grace Academy

Fr. Peter Sticco SAC and the students and staff of Our Lady of Grace Academy

“To love God and neighbor is not something abstract, but profoundly concrete: it means seeing in every person and face of the Lord to be served, to serve him concretely. And you are, dear brothers and sisters, in the face of Jesus.”
Pope Francis

23 November • South Bronx, New York City, USA

Heeding the wisdom of Pope Francis, “if we truly wish to encounter Christ, we have to touch his body in the suffering of the poor.” Thus, the same young missionaries who collected food for over 400 families during the Thanksgiving holiday, traveled to serve their neighbors in need.

400 Families Fed by 1 Square Mile

“This is the secret, dear friends, and all of us are called to share in it. God expects something from you. God wants something from you. God hopes in you.
He is encouraging you to dream. He wants to make you see that, with you, the world can be different.
For the fact is, unless you offer the best of yourselves, the world will never be different.”
Pope francis

22 November • Our Lady of Grace Academy, Fairview, New Jersey USA

Our Lady of Grace!

In a small town of 1 square mile, the Pallottine community of Our Lady of Grace Parish and Academy in Fairview, New Jersey, fed over 400 families. If Pallotti asks us, “can you give good example to others? Then show good example. Can you exhort your neighbor to do good? Then exhort him. Can you contribute something to help the missionary activities?” then this small but mighty community has shown us the response!




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