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Divine Providence turned Kerala's St. Vincent Pallotti Convent into a place of refuge for flood-stricken victims. Provincial Superior Sr. Ligi CSAC recounts!
Fr. General Jacob Nampudakam's personal testimony of his time in his home state of Kerala, South India, during its greatest environmental calamity.
Read it, here!
“Actions are the true proof of love. The true proof of love is the performing of deeds.”
St. Vincent Pallotti
As it is so unjustly the case, what many take for granted are the dreams of others. Such is the story of the Mother of Divine Love Kindergarten, opened by the Congregation of the Sisters of the Catholic Apostolate.
Located in Inharrime, its opening meets the humble appeals of the families that live there, who have hoped for a school and safe place to place their children during the day. In 2004, the response was first simple; a room in the Sisters’ house of formation.
But in 2012, they took a significant step and began a program with 25 children. Quickly seeing that the demand was greater than the space, the plunge of confidence into the depth was taken; they began to build a kindergarten. Through Divine Providence, funds became available to build it.
The Pallottine education seeks both the formation and integral promotion of the human being. Its founding principles are unity, charity, cooperation, development of critical spirit, initiative, responsibility, and Christian and scientific formation.
With the little ones, they seek to promote the integral development of the child, created in the image and likeness of God, helping to develop his social, physical, cognitive, emotional and spiritual capacities.
Pre-school education in Mozambique is not part of the state education system; it is a private initiative, especially of the Catholic missions.
It is vital for all children to attend preschool, because it is very important for their socialization and integral development. Thus, we are especially concerned about poor children, whose families cannot afford the monthly amount necessary to cover operating expenses.
But as we continue to pray and grow, we remember that if it is truly a project in service of God and His people, our Good Lord will provide all of the necessary graces.
Sr. Lourdes Boufleuher
FR. GENERAL JACOB NAMPUDAKAM'S NEWEST BULLETIN
Read the full text, in six languages, here!
Attached are two version of Very Rev. Fr. Jacob Nampudakam's presentation on UAC Today; given in Nagpur, India for the Congress of the Union of the Catholic Apostolate.
From August 10-12, India’s Union of the Catholic Apostolate held its National Congress at the Pallottine Animation Centre in Nagpur, India. The theme was “Communion and Co-responsibility”, in which 150 members from diverse parts of the country participated. Also present were two of the three Pallottine Religious Superiors; Fr. Jacob Nampudakam SAC and Mother Ivete Garlet, CSAC. The Union continues flourish across the Nation’s three provinces, growing in their apostolic activities and involvement of the youth. St. Vincent Pallotti’s intercessions were felt, as the days bore much fruit for the Lord’s garden.
Fr. General Jacob's Most Recent Bulletin
"It is easy to lose hope when young people find themselves alone and facing what seems like impossible challenges. In the darkest moments in my childhood, it was easy to be tempted to give up. As famine and ethnic war grips South Sudan, I cry for the children who are being robbed of their childhood. But I know the strength of the people and pray that the global community can come together and recognize this critical time to give hope to young people yearning for a different future." - Lopez Lomong
Read the full interview, here!
Rector General Fr. Jacob Nampudakam's Most Recent Bulletin
By: Fr. Krzysztof Kralka SAC
St. Vincent Pallotti’s wish was to awaken apostolic vocations among all states of the Church, so that all would know God’s Infinite Love. We need not only those who preach the Gospel in Church, but due to the world’s increasing secularization, we need a host of formators who will be able to teach others how to preach Jesus in an ever-changing world.
The Pallottine School of the New Evangelization, which was officially established on June 16, 2011, tries to fulfill Pallotti’s desires and responds to the call of St. John Paul II to take up the New Evangelization. The school was initiated by Fr. Krzysztof Kralka SAC at the Pallottine Seminary in Oltarzew in 2007. In the first phase of its existence, the environment gathered Pallottine seminarians and a few lay people who had the experience of participating in evangelization courses and working in teams conducting courses.
When Fr. Krzysztof Kralka SAC came to Lublin, he began the formation of new people and entire communities willing to create the School of New Evangelization; during which more than 2,000 people were formed for evangelization.
The basic tool of the work of the Pallottine School of New Evangelization ins the Pastoral Program of St. Andrew created in Mexico by H. Prado Flores. It presents the program of formation of evangelizers and formators of evangelizers divided in three stages:
Activity of the School: