Rwanda: Testifying the Beauty of Service

4 April • Kigali, Rwanda

Be medicine for the sick, food for the hungry, consolation for the weeping, so our holy Founder would say. Students from St. Vincent Pallotti Nursery and Primary School in Maska, Rwanda, were spearheaded a day of service for the city’s most needy at a nearby hospital. Accompanied by their teachers, our young friends lived in flesh the words of Pope Francis’ recently released exhortation to the youth.

“Certainly, as members of the Church, we should not stand apart from others. All should regard us as friends and neighbours, like the apostles, who “enjoyed the good will of all the people” (Acts 2:47; cf. 4:21.33; 5:13). Yet at the same time we must dare to be different, to point to ideals other than those of this world, testifying to the beauty of generosity, service, purity, perseverance, forgiveness, fidelity to our personal vocation, prayer, the pursuit of justice and the common good, love for the poor, and social friendship.”

St. Vincent Pallotti, guard your youth on high!

Photos: Sr. Marie, School Principle

JulesJacob Pallotti