"Seek God and you will find God. Seek God in all things and you will find God in all things. Seek God always and you will find God always."
The Love of God Impels Us
We have gifts that differ according to the favor bestowed on each of us. One’s gift may be prophecy; it’s use should be in proportion to his faith. It may be the gift of ministry; it should be used for service. One who is a teacher should use his gift for teaching; one with the power of exhortation should exhort. He who gives aims should do so generously; he who rules should exercise his authority with care; he who performs works of mercy should do so cheerfully.
Romans 12: 6-8
Traditionally, sisters have often worked in hospitals as nurses and in the schools as teachers, but as Pallottines we know that not everyone is called to minister in these ways.
Our Pallottine Charism allows us to participate in the universal apostolate using the many diverse talents and abilities of our sisters. Either currently or in the past, we have had sisters involved in ministry to military veterans, to the poor and to prisoners. They have served as pastoral associates, social workers, hospital administrators, principals accountants, counselors, spiritual directors, catechists, grant writers and pharmacists.
Presently, we carry out this universal apostolate in two other ministries:
AIDG Pottery is one of our newest apostolates opening in 2007. It is a small, one person studio managed by Sr. Lisa Wiese. The studio is located on the property of our retreat house in Florissant. AIDG stands for “Ad Infinitum Dei Gloriam” or All for the Infinite Glory of God, the motto of our founder St. Vincent Pallotti. Sr. Lisa offers classes and workshops for children and adults as well as works on her own projects and commissions.
Pastoral care is the ministry of care and counseling provided by sisters to members of our hospital and parish communities. We offer help, support and encouragement in this role of caring for others.
It is this universal apostolate that allows us to meet the needs of the times and to minister to a wide range of people.
“And so, anyone who, according to his state in life and his talents, trusts in divine grace and tries to do as much as he can for the propagation of the faith, can merit the name, apostle, and what he does for that purpose can be characterized as his apostolate. Therefore, Catholic Apostolate, (i.e., the universal apostolate, because it is universal to every class of people) is to do everything possible for the greater glory of God and the salvation of souls. (OO CC III, 139-143)