Young Missionary Hearts!
Love Is Not Dead!
“Young people listening to me, answer the Lord with strong and generous hearts! He is counting on you. Never forget: Christ needs you to carry out his plan of salvation! Christ needs your youth and your generous enthusiasm to make his proclamation of joy resound in the new millennium. Answer his call by placing your lives at his service in your brothers and sisters! Trust Christ, because he trusts you.”
St. John Paul II
Mission Siberia: A "passion for Jesus and a passion for His people"
…We must only open our hearts.
Excerts of Pope Francis’ homily during his Apostolic Voyage to the Baltic States.
When God Called
The voyage of two young Pallottine missionaries.
Praying with Kerala: Rediscovering Our Humanity In The Periphery
Cochin, Kerala, South India:
Divine Providence turned St. Vincent Pallotti Convent into a place of refuge for flood-stricken flood victims. Provicinial Superior Sr. Liji CSAC recounts the incredible tale.
"Help God's Dream Come True"
Rector General Fr. Jacob Nampudakam’s personal testimony of South India’s environmental calamity.
Child Refugee to Olympian: Lopez Lomong Shares His Story
“You, dear families, are the vast majority of the People of God. What would the Church look like without you? God wants every family to be a beacon of the joy of his love in our world. What does this mean? It means that we, who have encountered God’s saving love, try, with or without words, to express it in little acts of kindness in our daily routine and in the most hidden moments of our day. And what is this called? It is called holiness.”
Pope Francis: The Call to Holiness is Not for the Lazy!
It is easy to lose hope when young people find themselves alone and facing what seems like impossible challenges. In the darkest moments in my childhood, it was easy to be tempted to give up. As famine and ethnic war grips South Sudan, I cry for the children who are being robbed of their childhood. But I know the strength of the people and pray that the global community can come together and recognize this critical time to give hope to young people yearning for a different future.
Healing the Broken-Hearted: The Periphery of Inner Self
... And it is a glory extended to all, because holiness is expected from all! To achieve this does not require great triumphs, but instead- as our Founder teaches us- "to simply do the will of God, to do it always and everywhere." So I ask, how many will take up this journey that Christ gives us!?
“Mission is at once a passion for Jesus and a passion for His people”
Jesus did not aim at social or political revolution through war or violence. He aimed at changing hearts through conversion, metanoia. He taught us that the Kingdom of God is established when our hearts are in tune with the will of God, when we love just as God loves us. No doubt, the only way to change the world is by living the beatitudes of the Gospel.
Caring For The Terminally Ill: Conquering The Ultimate Frontier
These words of our Holy Father are lived out in full by the very man I call the Pope Francis of Peru: Msgr. Salvatore Piñeiro, Archbishop of Ayacucho. A great friend of the Pallottines, he is a virtuous Good Shepherd with an unfading smile, who is “truly capable of rejoicing with those who rejoice, of weeping with those who weep, of being close to those who are lonely or in anguish, of correcting those in error, of consoling the afflicted, of welcoming and helping those in need” (Pope Francis General Audience, 4 June 2014).
A Reason To Be Unreasonable
Jesus’ public ministry was one of compassion, of healing, of giving the fullness of the life of God. “When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd” (Matthew 9: 36). Jesus fed the hungry, healed the sick, brought the dead back to life, consoled those who were grieving, associated with the social outcasts, touched the hearts of sinners with infinite mercy and changed their lives. What a beautiful ministry! In that process, he emptied himself, made himself a servant, sacrificed himself fully like a candle. Thus Jesus became the life and resurrection for us. We became a redeemed humanity. A new creation!
If this was the way that our Master followed, there cannot be an alternative for us who are called to be his disciples.
In Losing Oneself, One Finds Himself: Peru
“For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the spirit of sonship.” May we use this Spirit- ever alert in us- to ask the Lord to conquer any uncertainty.
Fr. General: 40 Years a Pallottine
In risking one's life on the treacherous terrains of Peru, the paradox is this: the harder the demands of life in service of God and His People, the greater is the joy of the Gospel!
Taiwan: Land of Smiles
First, I am always in favour of life. Following Deuteronomy 30, 19-20, I had to make a choice between blessing or curse, life or death. God challenges us to choose life. In life we find hope; the ability to live in wonder, nurture in love, and not despair.
A Mission Entrusted To All
“This, then, is my prayer also for Taiwan. Go forth. Courage. Give all that you have. And the good Lord will reward you a hundredfold.”
For all of us, life itself is a mission; it means doing every work from the soul, reciprocating the love received, and sending forth the graces that the Lord has granted us.