To all of the members, collaborators, friends and benefactors of the Union of Catholic Apostolate:
Heartfelt greetings from Rome!
The new General Coordination Council of the Union is holding its first annual meeting in the Casa La Salle, Fratelli Scuole Cristiane, Via Aurelia 476, 00165 Rome, from the 21st to the 25th of April 2018.
On Monday April 23rd, this Council re-elected Ms. Donatella Acerbi as President, and elected Fr. Gilberto Orsolin, SAC, as Vice President. The re-election of Donatella was confirmed today, April 24th, by the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, as required by the General Statutes (Art. 82 §2).
Through the intercession St. Vincent Pallotti, we ask God's blessing on Donatella and Fr. Gilberto so that guided by the Holy Spirit they may work together fruitfully and joyfully to build up the Kingdom of Christ in the Church and the world. Heartfelt thanks and every blessing to the outgoing Vice President, Fr. Frank Donio SAC for his years of dedicated service on the GCC and as Vice President.
Fr. Rory Hanly SAC
April 21-25, 2018
Lord God, we pray for the annual meeting of the General Coordination Council.
May it be a true experience of the Cenacle, of being united with You and with one
another in the love and power of the Spirit of Jesus, Your Risen Son, sustained by
the accompaniment of Our Lady Queen of Apostles, of St. Vincent Pallotti, of
Blessed Elisabetta Sanna, Józef Stanek and Józef Jankowski.
Help us to grow in faithfulness to Jesus' prayer that we be one, as He and You,
Father, are one, and to live ever more generously his new commandment to love
one another as He loves us.
We ask You to free us from any blindness, so that we may see and love each other
with Your eyes and Your heart, as brothers and sisters, each created in the image
and likeness of God and continually recreated in the image and likeness of God-
with-us, Emmanuel, Jesus Christ Your Son.
Give us hearts capable of reading deeply the signs of the times concerning the
Union at this point in its history, and of responding generously, courageously and
creatively to the issues and concerns that our Pallottine Family is facing in its
mission to be of true and humble service to the universal and local Church and
Grant us the spirit of discernment, so that all that we do may be guided by You,
that our decisions may be the expression of nothing other than Your Will for the
Union at this time for the building up of Your Kingdom in the Church and the wider
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, Your Son, in the power of the Holy Spirit,
through the intercession of Mary, Queen of Apostles, and of St. Vincent Pallotti.
Cenacle Sisters Bilaspur
This congregation is a Pious Association founded by Rev. Fr. Tomy Churathil SAC and Rev. Mother Chandrika, on September 8, 2002; following the spirituality and life of St. Vincent Pallotti. The best source to find out more about this young yet thriving community is from Mother herself.
Our Motto: “Burning with love to heal the brokenhearted”; in the same magnitude of St. Vincent Pallotti. The Cenacle always leads us to the mission of spiritual animation and of communion with the Church, the body of Christ, and the whole creation.
Our Charism: Our charism is to strive towards one’s own renewal and to work for the perennial renewal of the people of God, especially the clergy, religious and laity, after the example of Mary, Queen of the Cenacle.
Our Vision: Led and directed by the Holy Spirit to build up cenacle communities of faith and love which heal, renew, and sustain individual persons, families and groups. Jesus is the Apostle of the Eternal Father and every baptized person is an apostle of Jesus Christ. The CSSH want to promote this co-responsibility of all the baptized to be apostles of Jesus the Apostle to carry on the mission He has entrusted to His Church.
Being in the Cenacle: To be in the Cenacle means to be in union- we want to be together, to be one heart and mind, to be like Mary, an extraordinary apostle, and to be an apostle of Jesus Christ. Every baptized person is called to be an apostle. Remaining in the Cenacle we experience the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, which in turn helps us to go out as empowered apostles to make more to build up communities of faith and love, bringing out more co-operation and collaboration in the Church, in order to carry out the work of the Catholic Apostolate.
At present, four of our Sisters are at the service of the Peruvian people in collaboration with the Immaculate Conception Province, USA, and St. Paul Province, Brazil, and other Sisters in six provinces in India. We have 17 perpetually professed Sisters, 24 Junior Sisters, 15 pre-novices 10 Postulants and 24 candidates at different levels of their formation.
There is also much communion and co-responsibility with Priests and Religious, families, and the young people of our time. We preach a 40 day retreat for religious, and the Sisters are involved in regular visits to families. In most of our communities we also have 24/7 Adoration.
As the days pass by, the Cenacle spirituality and the spirituality of St. Vincent Pallotti become more and more clear to us. We learn that the whole universe is waiting to become one with the Blessed Trinity.