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“The Catholic Apostolate, that is, the universal apostolate, which is common to all classes of people, consists in doing all that one must and can do for the great glory of God and for one’s own salvation and that of one’s neighbor.”
UAC members at Medellin, Columbia
Fr. Jacob Nampudakam, Rector General of SAC, Meets and Celebrates Eucharistic celebration with UAC members at Medellin, Columbia on 5 November 2019.
The XVI Anniversary of the approval of the Statutes of the UAC by the Holy See and the conclusion of the Extraordinary Missionary month
The XVI Anniversary of the approval of the Statutes of the Union of Catholic Apostolate by the Holy See and the conclusion of the Extraordinary Missionary month was celebrated in Spirito Santo dei Napoletani church in Via Giulia on 26 October 2019 in Rome.
The prayer evening began with the Eucharistic Adoration at 17:00 animated by the commission for the missions. A short video of Phuvkiu, was presented after the Adoration. Phuvkiu is a Pallottine mission situated at the foothills of Himalayas in north east of India.
The Holy Mass was celebrated at 18:00. Mons. Maurizio Piscolla, the Rector of the church, extended a warm welcome to all the participants and gave a brief yet profound introduction for the mass. Rev. Fr. Jacob Nampudakam, the Rector General of the Society of the Catholic Apostolate and the Ecclesiastical Assistant of the Union of Catholic Apostolate, presided over the Holy Eucharist. In his homily he emphasised on the importance of collaboration among the members of the Pallottine family, which should be founded on love.
After the homily all the members of the Union renewed their Act of Commitment. The generous contribution made by those present will be sent in support of the Phuvkiu mission in India. The UAC choir animated the mass. Ms. Donatella Acerbi, the President of the Union of Catholic Apostolate gave the vote of thanks and appreciated the presence of the members of diverse components of the Union.
Pallottine Missionary Magazine "Faith and Charity"
We are pleased to present to you number 4 of the Pallottine Missionary Magazine "Faith and Charity" in the extraordinary missionary month, called by the Holy Father to invite the Church to pray and to reflect deeply on her missionary vocation.
As you will see, this issue contains testimonies from confreres and sisters of the Pallottine Family who work with young people in different parts of the world. But why dedicate an issue of the magazine to youth ministry? Because young people are the future of humanity and the Church dedicated a synod to them in October 2018. With this issue of our Missionary Magazine, we want to pay homage to all the missionaries who are dedicated to transmitting human and Christian values to young people, following the example of Our Founder Saint Vincent Pallotti.
Prayer of Discernment for the Reunification of Pallottine Sisters
“With joy we invite all UAC members and entities worldwide to join the 2 Congregations of the Pallottine Sisters - the Sisters of the Catholic Apostolate and the Missionary Sisters of the Catholic Apostolate - in their Prayer of Discernment for the Reunification. United as one Pallottine Family, we can contribute to the process of reunification of the Sisters' Congregations in many ways and one of them is to pray for them and with them. Through the intercession of our Founder, St. Vincent Pallotti, we ask Mary, Queen of Apostles, to guide and illumine this process of reunification for the infinite glory of God”. (Link for prayer...)
MY TIME IN AFRICA: Ms. Cheryl Sullivan (NCC – Australia)
In June of this year I had the opportunity of visiting several of the countries in Central Africa – Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania and Cameroon. Each of these countries have a significant Pallottine presence and it was wonderful to enjoy the hospitality of and meet members from all aspects of our UAC family. In this article I will attempt to provide a snapshot of some of the experiences that are embedded in my mind. (Read more)
The uac National Formation Promotors meeting - rome
The National Formation Promotors meeting was held in " Casa Cenacolo" Via Giuseppe Ferrari, Rome from 19-23 September 2019. The participants were of various NCC's from Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Canada, India, Italy, Ireland, Kenya, (Tanzania, Uganda) and Poland. The participants were of the opinion that it was an enriching and inspiring meeting. All of the participants shared with each other the various programs that take place in their own respective formation programmes. On 23rd it was concluded with the Holy Mass in S. Salvatore in Onda presided by Fr. Roque Gonsalves the general secretary of UAC.
St. Vincent Pallotti always had a CENACLE EXPERIENCE. Formation of Union is based on CENACLE. Because in the from the CENACLE we can have human and spiritual formation. It is the duty of every formator to promote universal apostolate following the charism and spirituality of St. Vincent Pallotti.
In this meeting, Dr Katharina Fuchs gave a talk regarding ‘Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church and Its Consequences’.
Faithful Unto Death: Ms Crescy John
Someone has said, ‘A beautiful soul cannot be forgotten.’ This is true of Ms Crescy John who passed away peacefully on the morning of September 4, 2019 in Pune at the age of 87. Many would have heard about her but a few really would have known her for what she was.
the Beatification of the Pallottine Priest, Fr. Franz Reinisch
The diocesan inquiry for the beatification of the Pallottine Priest, Fr. Franz Reinisch was solemnly concluded On June 28. He was the only Catholic priest who refused the oath of allegiance to Adolf Hitler during the Second World War, hence, was sentenced to death and beheaded on 21 August 1942. (Read more)
On September 8, 2019 eight Bishops from India and Brazil pay visit to our Founder St. Vincent Pallottil at the Pallottine Generalate, Rome and pray at the altar of St.Vincent Pallotti .
R.I.P. Sr. ANNA SIMEONE (CSAC)
On Monday, September 2, 2019, Sr. Anna Simeone rose to heaven. Young, full of enthusiasm and desire to live, after 35 days of suffering she took off to heaven. (Read More)
Cenacele Night in NCC - Australia
Cenacle night led by Fr. Alex at the St Ann’s chapel at Park Orchards, Melbourne. A great night of praying, sharing and recharging for mission.
BEYOND CLOUDS: A book authoured by Rector General, Fr. Jacob Nampudakam
Presenting the Gospel to the youth in a language that is understandable to them today remains a big challenge for the entire Church. To reach out to them, we need to be creative and innovative, without watering down the values of the Gospel and the teachings of the Church. (Read more)
On 09 June 2019, the Pentecost Sunday, a Solemn Holy Mass was celebrated in “Santa Croce e San Prisco” church in San Prisco, Italy to mark the completion of the diocesan request for the Beatification and Canonization of the Servant of God, Madre Anna Sardiello, the Foundress of the Eucharistic Sisters of St. Vincent Pallotti. (Read more)
UAC in Cameroon
The Pallottine's history of UAC dates with the arrival of the first Pallottines missionaries: priests, brothers and sisters in the year 1890. With their arrival and hard work, our charism was visible in various fields of apostolate where they have been working. (Read More)
July 2019: The Integrity of Justice, “The work of justice shall be peace” (Is 32:17)
Justice is a fundamental theme in the Bible. "For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him" Isaiah 30:18). Pope Francis' prayer intention for the month of July is precisely justice. He said: "let us pray that those who administer justice may work with integrity, and that the injustice which prevails in the world may not have the final word". (Read more)
Link to the Document:
The Integrity of Justice; "The work of Justice shall be peace" .(IS 32:17)
Annual meeting of the GCC – 2019
The annual meeting of the General Coordination Council of the Union of Catholic Apostolate was held from 29th May to 2nd June 2019 at the International Centre for Pallottine Formation (“Cenacle”), (See more ..)
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Advent: the "Little Lent"
Newsletter from CANADA
Union of Catholic Apostolate
Newsletter of the Canadian National Coordination Council
18 to 20 October 2019 Annual Retreat in CANADA.
November 08 to 10, 2019 the Third Ordinary Assembly of the UAC, INDIA at Shanti Niwas Renewal Center, Bilaspur - INDIA.
22 to 24 November 2019 meeting of community/group leaders in Poland.
Last weekend of November 2019 Annual Retreat in COLOMBIA.
30 November to 01 December 2019 Symposium in Konstancin, Poland.
December 2019 National Assembly in TANZANIA.
February 07 to 09, 2020 UAC Assembly at Curitiba, Brazil.
April 30 to 02 May 2020 UAC Congress in Italy.
May 01 to 03, 2020 UAC Congress in South America, San Paolo, Brazil.
August 24 to 28, 2020 the General Congress of the UAC in Rome.
September 01 to 05, 2020 the GCC meeting in Rome.
January 23 to 29, 2021 the General Assembly in Rome.
St. Vincent Pallotti, pray for us!
RADICALLY LIVE THE GOSPEL.
HOW PALLOTTINES AROUND THE WORLD ARE PURSUING JESUS' MISSION IN THE PERIPHERIES.
General Secretariat Review Executive Summary
- Ms. Cheryl sullivan
Virtual View of
Virtual View of the Museum and Room of St. Vincent Pallotti
Visit the actual room of St. Vincent Pallotti in Rome, which is now a museum for the Saint.