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From the Fifth General Assembly of the UAC

  The Fifth Ordinary General Assembly of the Union of the Catholic Apostolate took place at the Retreat Centre of the Passionist Community in Rome from 23rd to 27th January 2018. The General Assembly is the supreme consultation and decision-making body of the UAC and takes place every three years. 39 members of the Union…

Final Message from V General Assembly of the UAC

                  FINAL MESSAGE OF THE 5TH ORDINARY GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE UNION OF CATHOLIC APOSTOLATE Casa D’Esercizi Spirituali dei Passionisti, Rome, Italy 24th – 27th January, 2018 Communion and co-responsibility – celebrating and transmitting the joy of communion and co-responsibility The 5th Ordinary General Assembly of the…

Feast day of St Vincent Pallotti, 2018

Today, January 22nd, we the Pallottine Family celebrate the feast of St. Vincent Pallotti, the 168th anniversary of his death, and the 55th anniversary of his canonisation. The following is a homily preached on the feast day of St. Vincent on 22nd January 1968, by the late Fr. Alfie Kelly, SAC, in the Pallottine Parish…

The Benedicite of St Vincent Pallotti

  Vincent Pallotti died on the evening of January 22nd 1850, he was canonised on January 20th 1963, and so it is fitting today, January 21st, to revisit one of the final prayers of his life. The Benedicite is his own ‘O bless the Lord‘, and the context is the Benedicite found in the book…

St Vincent Pallotti – On the obligation to become perfect, since we are living images of Infinite Mercy

  A characteristic of Saint Vincent Pallotti’s spiritual life was his abiding experience of God as Mercy, Infinite Mercy, that God in his very essence is Mercy and continuously expressing that with humanity. The following is a meditation taken from St. Vincent’s writing ‘Iddio Amore Infinito’ or, ‘God, the Infinite Love’, which is a series…

St Vincent Pallotti’s Meditations on Jesus in the Eucharist

On January 22nd we celebrate the Feast of St Vincent Pallotti, canonised by Saint Pope John XXIII on 20th January 1963. Vincent had a great devotion to the Eucharist and indeed his spiritual diary attests that preparation for the Eucharist and thanksgiving after the Eucharist were part of his life. He drew up the following…

Diaconate Ordinations in Arusha, Tanzania

Stephen Muli and David Kakinda, professed students of the Province, were ordained deacons by Bishop Prosper Lyimo, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Arusha, on 11th January, along with three seminarians from the Archdiocese. The ordinations were held at Burka, Arusha, and many of our Pallottines were present. Congratulations to David and Stephen on this…

Fr. John Joe O’Brien SAC R.I.P. Death notice and homily at the Requiem Mass

Greetings to you all from Dublin. Fr John Joe O’Brien died peacefully yesterday Monday 8th January at 19.30 very peacefully. He was a resident in Woodlands Nursing Home, Dundrum, Co. Tipperary since May 2016. John Joe died very peacefully, his niece Josephine Carey-Corcoran and I were with him, I had anointed him and Josephine and…

JOURNEY OF THE MAGI – T.S. Eliot

A cold coming we had of it, Just the worst time of the year For a journey, and such a long journey: The ways deep and the weather sharp, The very dead of winter. And the camels galled, sore-footed, refractory, Lying down in the melting snow. There were times when we regretted The summer palaces…

Anniversary January 3rd

Rev. Dominic Crescitelli 1841-1917 I have seen and I am the witness that he is the Chosen One of God. (John 1:24)

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