About St. Vincent Pallotti
St. Vincent Pallotti (1795 to 1850) was born in Rome and founded the Society of the Catholic Apostolate (The Pallottines) over 150 years ago.
In Vincent’s time there was a tremendous desire for positive action. Many men and women were drawn to Vincent’s spirit and spread his message all over the continent.
This missionary zeal brought the Pallottines to the United States in the early 1880’s and to the Midwest Province headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1923.
In 1963 Pope John XXIII canonized Vincent Pallotti.
St. Vincent Pallotti’s dream was to enable lay people to assume their proper role in the mission of the Church and to establish a community to translate his vision into reality.
The Pallottines were founded to remind the Church that the lay people are essential members and that, together with clergy and those in consecrated life, we are all sent as apostles for the Church and the World.
Thought for the day from St. Vincent Pallotti
Visible things should inspire us to love you, O God. Not that you need them, but because we need them.
Father,we thank You for the gift of this Jubilee Year. Support us to live this time of joy in a spirit of gratitude, humility and prayer. Help us to imitate Jesus the Apostle as did St Vincent Pallotti. Revive our Faith, Strengthen our Hope, rekindle our Charity and help us live and spread them in our world. Give us a profound experience of You, and of your Word as the light and guide for our way. May the Eucharist nourish our spirit and make us authentic witnesses of Jesus, Transform our families and communities, make them open to the gifts of the Holy Spirit, so that with Mary Queen of Apostles they may effect the growth of Your kingdom. St Vincent, keep us faithful to the charism and mission entrusted to us, help us persevere in holiness, and may our lives be filled with compassion and love.
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