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The Trinity and Loneliness –  Br. Justin Hannegan, O.S.B.

We’ve all been lonely. It’s a terrible experience—and difficult to avoid. Family members move away, friendships fade, spouses fall out of love, parents die. But what about God? Is God ever lonely? The answer is, “no.” God was alone from all eternity before he created the world; but even then God was not lonely. Even…

What is our vision of the Apostolate that we seek to serve? by Pat Maguire

If St. Vincent Pallotti was speaking to you this evening he might begin the talk like this:  As we gather tonight we thank you God for your presence among us. Help all of us in the Pallottine family to be grateful for all the ways in which we are blessed by your presence. May we…

Hope by Fr. Derry Murphy sac

Hope, is a theological virtue, one of three. These virtues of faith, hope and charity, are called ‘theological’ because they are of God, they are our human way of sharing in the very life of God himself. They are ways in which God dwells/lives in us. They are based on the premise that God communicates…

Rainbow Of Life – Tresa Shiji Thodathussery csac

rainbow of life  “I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of a covenant between me and the earth… Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life.” (Gen 9:13,15)  A rainbow is a gracious pledge that God will not destroy the earth a second time with a…

These Worn-Out Shoes – Laura Maria cssh

those worn out shoes of Pallotti! If you ask me what most was striking for me during the annual course on Pallottine spirituality here in Rome I would say that it was the experience of walking in the footsteps of St Vincent Pallotti that touched me most. Visiting his place of birth, the church in…

Pope Francis Homily at Mass With Sexual Abuse Victims

Vatican City, July 07, 2014 (Zenit.org) | 1419 hits This morning at 7 a.m., in the Chapel of Casa Santa Marta in the Vatican, Pope Francis celebrated Holy Mass which was attended by some victims of sexual abuse by members of the clergy, as well as with some families and members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of…

Making Freedom A Reality by John Nagle

bravo John: making ‘freedom’ a reality The 2014 Volunteer of the Year [WA], John Nagle, jokes that he is not a good enough humanitarian to fulfil his role with Outcare, a service supporting men in their transition from prison into the community. “Without my faith I wouldn’t be able to do what I do”. Speaking…

On The Joy Of The Gospel – Don Antonio Grappone

  Don Antonio Grappone, Pontifical Council for the Laity  Talk on Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii gaudium of Pope Francis Union of Catholic Apostolate Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 9:00 AM   I. Some keys to Interpretation 1. General Perspective 1. A risk to be avoided: As we all know, the world media focuses almost daily on…

Pallottine Martyrs Case (Buenos Aires Herald)

By Luciana Bertoia Herald Staff Judge Torres is investigating the killing of five priests and seminarians in 1976  A probe into the massacre of five members of the Pallottine religious community during the last dictatorship is currently making progress in court. More than 37 years after the killings, Judge Sergio Torres is hearing statements by some…

I DO NOT TOUCH  YOU – Jessica Powers

Beautiful is this tree with its glossy leaves, with Pentecost still playful in its branches. I do not touch it with inquiring hand nor break off fiery bloom to shout hosanna in my window, nor wrench it up to root again, gay as pageant in my land. Let it stand.   You whom I love…

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