Origin & Nature Spiritual Profile Cenacles Motto & Seal Mission Growth & Development
We profess that:
God is love (1 Jn 4:8,16);
the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit live in a constant exchange of love (cf. 1 Jn 4:8, 16);
the Triune God in his great love has created the human person in his image (Gen 1:26-27);
the Church has been called to life through the mission of the Son and the Holy Spirit so that all persons be configured to Jesus (Rom 8:29; 2 Pet1:4) and thus find in him fulfilment in divine glory (Rom 6:5; Eph1:10; Col1:27; Apoc 21:2);
Jesus Christ, in the Holy Spirit, comes to meet us in every brother and sister (Mt 10:40; 25:40; Rom 5:5; 1 Jn 3:24; 4:13).
 
Vincent Pallotti reminds us that:
God’s love forms and envelopes us, invites and obliges us to reciprocate it (Deut 6:4-5; 2Cor 5:14; Eph 5:2; 1Jn 4:8, 11-12, 16);
we fulfil this call when we care also for the salvation of our brothers and sisters (Lev 19,18; Mt 18,15; 19,19; 22, 36-40; Mk 12,29-31; Jn 13:34-35; 15:12- 13.17; Rom 13:9-10; 1Jn 4:19-21);
our response to God’s love is measured by our efforts to become holy (Mt 5,43-45,48; Rom 6:11; Eph 1:4; 4:13; 5:1; Col 1:22; 1 Thess 3:13; 4:1; 1Pet 1:16; 2Pet 3:11; 1Jn 3:,3);
our response is shown in being disciples of Jesus, the Apostle of the Eternal Father (cf. Heb 3:1), who definitively revealed his limitless love in abandonment in abandoning himself to the Father even unto death on the Cross (Mt 10:38; 16:24; Jn 12:32; 13:1,13-15; 15:5, 9-10; 12:26; Phil 2:5; 1Pet 2:21; 1Jn 2:5-6; 4:9-10).
 
We are united in the Union because:
God is in himself a Trinitarian Community of persons (Mt 28:19; Jn 17:21-23; 1Jn 1:1-3);
Jesus, in the Holy Spirit, lives and works among us when we are gathered in his name (Mt 18:20);
we want to be a miniature Church of brothers and sisters in which all, in equal measure and freely, respect one another as unique images of God, and to which each makes his or her contribution (cf. Acts 2:42);
experience shows that “the good that is done individually is usually lost, is uncertain and of short duration” (OOCC IV, 122; cf. 257, 343, 389; V, 228*);
we are convinced that Vincent Pallotti’s foundation is a suitable way of effectively responding to the challenges of our time.
* These are references to the Opere Complete (Complete Works) an edition of the writings of St. Vincent Pallotti
 
Together we want to contribute so that:
all people become conscious of God’s merciful love and thereby discover, develop and live out their own likeness to God and their responsibility towards their neighbor (cf. Mt 28:19);
unity may grow among all Christians, mutual respect between all religions and between all honest seekers on the common journey (path) towards the house of the heavenly Father (cf. Jn 17: 21-26; Rom 11:25-36; 2 Cor 5:6-7; Eph 1:10; Col 1:27; Acts 21,1-4);
all the citizens of the world may live in dignified (decent) conditions.
 
We work together from the very start, because:
we allow ourselves to be impelled by and engaged by God’s love (cf. 1 Cor 3: 9; 2 Cor 5: 14);
we seek to discover the good in ever person and thereby allow ourselves to be mutually enriched;
our being together is characterized by listening, by dialogue, by forgiveness and in sharing;
we rejoice in all individual and communal initiatives in the Church and in the world that are for the well-being of people and, as far as possible, we support them;
where appropriate, we offer the Union as a form of life and apostolate, without forcing it upon anyone.
 
In order to serve the universal apostolate of the Church, we make use of all the means at our disposal:
primarily, striving to live a convincing life conformed to the message of Christ in our work and daily life (Lk 1:75; Mt 5:48; Eph 4:13,24; 1 Thess 4:1; 1Jn 3:3);
participating actively in the liturgy of the Church, especially in the Eucharistic celebration (cf. Acts 2:42);
engaging in on-going formation;
forming a Cenacle community with Mary, Queen of Apostles, for prayer, for in-depth study of Sacred Scripture, for sharing and the determining of apostolic priorities (Mt 26:41; Lk 18:1; 21:36; Acts 1:13-14; Rom 15:4; 2Tim 3:16);
assuming readily ecclesiastical works, commitments or offices;
accepting sacrifice, failure, advancing age and illness (cf. Rom 8:17; 12:1; 2Cor 1:6; Phil 1:29; 2 Thess 1:5; 2 Tim 1:8; James 5:10;
1Pt 2:20; 4:13,16);
placing material goods at the service of the apostolic initiatives (cf. Lk:8,3; Acts 11:29-30).


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