OCTAVE OF THE EPIPHANY
Happy New Year to all of you – and to your families and communities. Tomorrow we rejoice in the wonderful Solemnity of the Epiphany, a feast very dear to the heart of St. Vincent, and in a growing number of places in the Pallottine world the Octave of the Epiphany will be celebrated over the coming days. We are sending for your information, both as a link and an attachment, the poster for the Octave of the Epiphany celebration in the Queen of Apostles Parish, Via Ferrari in Rome. We pray that the celebration of the Epiphany will be for all of us a time of renewal in the spirit of the our charism, that Christ, the Light of the Nations, will become ever more deeply the light of our lives so that, in the power of his Spirit, we may bring the light of his mercy and love to all peoples. With every blessing for 2016.
The General Secretariat of the Union
Pallottine Prayer For the Vigil Of Epiphany
Lord, our God, we praise you for sending us your Son as Saviour of the world. We adore you because you manifested his glory to all peoples and nations. Fill your Church here on earth with the spirit of faith and adoration. Strengthen our conviction that even today you are close to your people in your Son, and reign as Lord over all.
All the kings of the earth will adore him. Alleluia! All the peoples will serve him. Alleluia!
Father of light, unchanging God, today you revealed your Word made Flesh to the nations by the guidance of a star. Your light is strong, your love is near; draw us beyond the limits which this world imposes, to the life where your Spirit makes all life complete. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen
Epiphany – “the first manifestation our Lord Jesus Christ made of himself to the Gentiles, the first proclamation of the Catholic faith”
(St. Vincent Pallotti)