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Pallottine Mission Sunday 2014 Print

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The month of October is considered the Month of the Missions because on the third Sunday of the month World Missionary Sunday is celebrated. Our Pallottine family wishes to celebrate this month in a special manner. In fact, on the first Sunday of October we celebrate Pallottine Missionary Sunday, presenting a missionary reality( a country, a work, a situation) or a missionary figure. This year, this Sunday falls on October 5th 2015 and the General secretariat for the Missions of the Society has chosen to present the person of Mons. Heinrich Vieter (1853-1914), the first Pallottine Bishop in Cameroon, on the occasion of the  centenary of his death in Yaoundé on November 7th 1914.

The missionary figure of Bishop Vieter is very important for our Pallottine history in Cameroon, where we began the work of evangelisation in 1890, but also for the historical development of our Pallottine family in the world.  The work of evangelisation of Mons. Vieter and of his companions has made possible the development of a thriving Church in Cameroon, but also the implanting of our Charism in diverse places in the world. Again today, our Pallottine family is present in this country, where the Pallottines and the Missionary Pallottine Sisters are continuing the work began some 125 years ago by Mons. Vieter. There exist today many structures and institutions that bear the name of our confrere who gave his life for the proclamation of the Gospel in Cameroon.

In celebrating this Pallottine Mission Sunday, we invite all to prayer that our Pallottine family continues the missionary works of Mons. Vieter in Cameroon. We can, also us, give our small contribution supporting the Pallottine missionary works in Cameroon, above all the construction of the ' Mons. Vieter' school complex that the Pallottines have begun in Cameroon.
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Bro. Dieter Suttrop (CJ) Print
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  • Bro. Dieter Suttrop (CJ), Germany, born on 23.01.1935; First Consecration on 30.11.1959; died on 13.09.2014.

 

 
Pallottine Schools Congress: South America Print

Incontro Scuole Pallottine, Brasile 2014

From September 5th-7th the Congress of the South American Pallottine schools took place at Santa Maria, Brazil, with the theme, “To build a Pallottine pedagogy”.  About 220 participated, Pallottines, Society and Sisters, and lay teachers from  Brazilian and Argentine schools.

Fr. Martin Manus, General Secretary of the Apostolate represented the General Council and presented a talk on Pallottine education at an international level, proposing indications for the development of a Pallottine profile in our educational institutions. Fr. Jadir Zaro (SM) Director of the Pallottine High School  at Porto Alegre, Brazil applied the theme of the Congress to the South American context and summarised the principal challenges to address. In the group work and in the plenum various aspects of a Pallottine pedagogy were discussed. The presentations of the participants demonstrated the vast range of the reality of the Pallottine schools in the South American countries.

The results of the Congress will be communicated in a Final Message. In the differing moments of prayer and in the Eucharistic celebrations one could experience the Cenacle spirit that inspires our apostolic undertaking in education. The meeting took place in a serene and friendly atmosphere. Thanks also to the organising committee comprised of various parts of the Pallottine family in South America.

 
Formation programme for Pallottine formators Print

Prabodhana1From 18 to 20 August 2014, a formation programme was organised for Pallottine formators at Prabodhana, Mysore, by the Permanent Secretariat for Formation in India. It was attended by about 40 formators including four Provincial Superiors and the Rector General, Fr. Jacob Nampudakam.

The topics discussed included reflection on the Apostolic Exhortation “Evangelii Gaudium” in view of Pallottine formation by Fr. Jacob Nampudakam, analysis of Pallottine formation in India today by Fr. Camilo Simoes and inputs on the process and Prabodhana, Mysoredynamics of discernment of vocations by Fr. Savio Rodrigues SJ.

It was a very good experience of the spirit of communion of the Pallottine Family. It would have been also good to examine the concrete formation issues in India in the light of such specific themes in view of updating the formators and the formation programmes.

 
The first formation house in the Philippines Print

Filippine-2014The  22nd July 2014 was a day of ​special ​blessing for our Society. The first formation house of the young mission in the Philippines of the Lumen Christi Province of our Society was solemnly blessed by the Bishop of the diocese of Bacolod, Most Rev. Vincent M. Navarra. The house was then jointly inaugurated in the presence of the Provincial Rector of the Raipur Province, Fr. Shanti Prakash Panna by Rector General, Fr. Jacob Nampudakam, Provincial Rector of the Immaculate Conception Province in U.S.A, Fr. Peter Sticco and the Regional Rector of the  Queen of the World  Region​, Australia​, Fr. Eugene San.

The Bishop gave an excellent homily and reminded us that what we  look forward should not be just a “factory of vocations” but a “school of formation of apostles and missionaries of Jesus”. We have already 5 candidates in formation under the guidance of two formators, Fr. Sarjit Xalxo and Fr. Komal Soreng.

The Rector General, in his thanksgiving message, thanked all, especially the Local Bishop, the clergy and the people of the diocese of Bacolod for their unconditional support​ to the Pallottines​, the Lumen Christi Province for its missionary zeal, and the Heart of Jesus Province, the Immaculate Conception Province and the Australian Region for their generous cooperation in this missionary endeavour. We owe our gratitude especially to Fr. Binay Barwa who is mainly instrumental in developing this mission right from its start in 2010.

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Let us pray for our deceased members Print
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  • Fr. Franz Josef Haid (CJ), Germany, born on 26.12.1929; First Consecration on 25.04.1954; Priestly Ordination on 20.07.1958; died on 14.08.2014.
  • Fr. Patrick Murray (IR), Ireland, born on 11.11.1931; First Consecration on 12.09.1957; Priestly Ordination on 21.12.1959; died on 16.08.2014.
  • Fr. Stanisław Sarnicki (PN), Poland, born on 30.09.1933; First Consecration on 08.09.1954; Priestly Ordination on 04.06.1961; died on 17.08.2014.
 
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