Day of Celebration for the PF in the Castelli Romani


On 25 April, the Pauline Family in the Castelli Romani (Albano area) gathered at the Divine Master Retreat House at Ariccia for a day of “in presence” contact and festivities. In addition to enjoying each other’s company and sharing their experiences and testimonies, the group participated in a Eucharistic Liturgy, followed by a conference on the theme, “Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to everyone.”

Making the most of the presence of Fr. Vito Fracchiolla, who, as an SSP general councilor, participated from the outset in the drafting of the new Statutes of the Pauline Cooperators, the organizers of the encounter asked him to tell everyone about the new features contained in the text.

Fr. Vito concluded his input with a description of the type of apostolate he felt the members of the Pauline Family in the Castelli Romani area could carry out very effectively today: namely “to serve as ‘supply troops’ for Pauline communities operating on the front lines,” given their location on the outskirts of Rome.

The day ended with a festive meal and warm leave-takings until the next gathering.