PELE, RONALDO, PALLOTTI
“Dear Young Sportsmen! Continue to give the best of yourselves in sports competitions! But I also say to you: be good citizens in family and social life, and even more, be good Christians, who are able to give a superior meaning to life, in such a way as to be able to put into practice what the Apostle Paul said about athletes to Christians of his time: “Do you not know that in a race all the runners compete, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it … They (athletes) do it to receive a perishable wealth, but we an imperishable (1 Cor 9:24-25).”
St. John Paul II
16 October • Santa Maria, Brasil
Over the weekend, our holy Founder’s young soccer squad from the St. Vincent Pallotti Social and Cultural Center participated in Brazil’s Football Festival, held at Santa Marta College. With Coach Bruno, they competed against three other teams from the area.
The festival’s mission was to promote unity amongst the country’s young athletes through education and sport, fostering a future of hope and social development; a pursuit far greater than the World Cup!
All together, now!