Tuesday, May 1, 2018


UNIONE DELL’APOSTOLATO CATTOLICO
Piazza San Vincenzo Pallotti, 204 – 00186 Roma, Italia
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 Rome,  April 25th, 2018

FINAL MESSAGE

Annual Meeting of the General Coordination Council of the Union

Rome, April 21st ˗ 25th, 2018.

Dear Brothers and Sisters!
       We, the members of the General Coordination Council of the Union of Catholic
Apostolate, meeting at the Casa La Salle, Fratelli delle Scuole Cristiane, Rome, from April
21st to 25th, 2018, send you our warm greetings in the spirit of Saint Vincent Pallotti.
We are happy to share this message with you, a fruit of communion and coresponsibility
in the Pallottine charism.
   Our meeting began on the very significant date of April 21st, the birthday of our Founder who accompanied us during the meeting. The Holy Spirit gathered this Council in service of the Union, and we recognize that, before all else, the Union is a gift received from God; the task of each one of us today is to live this gift with responsibility and commitment, by reaching out to and serving the people of God.
    Pope Francis invites all of us to get our hands dirty in serving others.
We wish to remain close and attentive to people, walking with them in their lived social,
family, personal and faith experience. We want to touch their hearts in order to help
them to fully perceive and live out their call, the place prepared for them by God in the
Church and the world.
In order to accomplish all of this, it is necessary to live with the same passion which Jesus
had, as did Saint Vincent Pallotti in his time with the first companions of our Union and
with those from every existential periphery.
We are all invited, in communion, to renew our sense of belonging to the Union every day.
This will lead us to grow in collaboration and unity in order to give credible and effective
witness in our life and mission.
On April 23rd, the birthday of Elisabetta Sanna, the first lay member of the Union to be
beatified, the General Coordination Council re-elected Ms. Donatella Acerbi President of
the Union and elected Fr. Gilberto Orsolin Vice President. We assure them of our
closeness, our collaboration and our prayers.
   The succeeding days saw the renewing of the International Commissions which are
tasked with helping all members and collaborators of the Union in their particular
mission.
   This week dedicated to the Good Shepherd made clear to us once more the need to
invest in interpersonal relationships, taking on His very gaze and care, especially towards
the least and most needy of all.
During this meeting, the enduring timeliness and spiritual richness of our Founder once
again came to light, which are reflected in the Apostolic Exhortation “Gaudete et
Exsultate” on the universal call to holiness.
Our Pallottine charism, today, is in fact seen to be a model in the Church and opens new
horizons, in particular between charismatic families (cf. Pope Francis, Letter to All
Consecrated People, III, November 1st, 2014).
In this way, we are invited to live the charism as a gift for the Church, being in the Union
and for the Union. This is our path to being disciples of Jesus Christ in the Church and the
world.
   We would like to conclude our message with the words of Pope Francis, quoted in the
homily of Fr. Jacob Nampudakam, SAC, Ecclesiastical Assistant of the Union, during the
opening Mass:
    “Being poor of heart: that is holiness [70].
     Reacting with meekness and humility: that is holiness [74]. 
     Knowing how to mourn with others: that is holiness [76]. 
     Hungering and thirsting for righteousness: that is holiness [79]. 
     Seeing and acting with mercy: that is holiness [82]. 
     Keeping a heart free of all that tarnishes love: that is holiness [86]. 
     Sowing peace all around us: that is holiness [86]. 
     Accepting daily the path of the Gospel, even though it may cause us problems: that is
     holiness [94]”.

(Gaudete et Exsultate, In the light of the Master).


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

President, Vice President of GCC

To all of the members, collaborators, friends and benefactors of the Union of Catholic Apostolate

Heartfelt greetings from Rome!

The new General Coordination Council of the Union is holding its first annual meeting in the Casa La Salle, Fratelli Scuole Cristiane, Via Aurelia 476, 00165 Rome, from the 21st to the 25th of April 2018. 
On Monday April 23rd, this Council re-elected Ms. Donatella Acerbi as President, and elected Fr. Gilberto Orsolin, SAC, as Vice President. The re-election of Donatella was confirmed today, April 24th, by the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, as required by the General Statutes (Art. 82 §2). 
Through the intercession St. Vincent Pallotti, we ask God's blessing on Donatella and Fr. Gilberto so that guided by the Holy Spirit they may work together fruitfully and joyfully to build up the Kingdom of Christ in the Church and the world. Heartfelt thanks and every blessing to the outgoing Vice President, Fr. Frank Donio SAC for his years of dedicated service on the GCC and as Vice President.

In communion,

Fr. Rory Hanly SAC
General Secretary

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Prayer for the UAC General Coordination Council Meeting
April 21-25, 2018

Lord God, we pray for the annual meeting of the General Coordination Council. May it be a true experience of the Cenacle, of being united with You and with one another in the love and power of the Spirit of Jesus, Your Risen Son, sustained by the accompaniment of Our Lady Queen of Apostles, of St. Vincent Pallotti, of Blessed Elisabetta Sanna, Józef Stanek and Józef Jankowski.
Help us to grow in faithfulness to Jesus' prayer that we be one, as He and You, Father, are one, and to live ever more generously his new commandment to love one another as He loves us.
We ask You to free us from any blindness, so that we may see and love each other with Your eyes and Your heart, as brothers and sisters, each created in the image and likeness of God and continually recreated in the image and likeness of God-with-us, Emmanuel, Jesus Christ Your Son.
Give us hearts capable of reading deeply the signs of the times concerning the Union at this point in its history, and of responding generously, courageously and creatively to the issues and concerns that our Pallottine Family is facing in its mission to be of true and humble service to the universal and local Church and beyond.
Grant us the spirit of discernment, so that all that we do may be guided by You, that our decisions may be the expression of nothing other than Your Will for the Union at this time for the building up of Your Kingdom in the Church and the wider world.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, Your Son, in the power of the Holy Spirit, through the intercession of Mary, Queen of Apostles, and of St. Vincent Pallotti.

Amen.

Monday, February 19, 2018

UNIONE DELL’APOSTOLATO CATTOLICO

Piazza San Vincenzo Pallotti, 204 – 00186 Roma, Italia
Tel. (+39 06.68194623 – E-mail: uacgensec@gmail.com

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Rome.
13th February 2018
We ask God’s powerful blessing on the 13 members of the new General Coordination Council of the Union of Catholic Apostolate (constituted according to GSt art. 80), those continuing - Fr. Jacob Nampudakam SAC, Sr. Ivete Garlet CSAC, Sr. Izabela Swierad SAC (ex officio members), Miss Donatella Acerbi, Fr. Derry Murphy SAC, Miss Cheryl Sullivan and Mrs. Sonia Saldana (elected members), - and those beginning this mission of service for the entire Union - Sr. Bozena Olszewska SAC, Fr. Gilberto Orsolin SAC, Sr. Beniamina Tropiano CSAC, Fr. Florent Eloundou SAC, Mr. Michal Grzeca and Mrs. Linda Barikmo (elected members). May the Spirit of the Lord be upon you, sustaining and guiding you according to the charism given through St. Vincent; may He bring about in you a profound spirit of unity in communion and of corresponsibility in mission and help you to spread it throughout the Union and beyond in service of His Kingdom in the Church and the world, especially in service of those who are most in need.
    Heartfelt thanks and every blessing to Fr. Frank Donio, SAC for his years of dedicated service and leadership as a GCC member and for the last three years in his role as Vice President of the Union.

    And a heartfelt word of thanks to the other members of the outgoing General And a heartfelt word of thanks to the other members of the outgoing General Coordination Council of the Union who are not continuing in this service - Sr. Salete
Cargnin CSAC, Fr. Stanislaw Stawicki SAC, Mr. Marek Kalka Sr. Martha Lohi Ayaqhoda SAC and Fr. Eugene Niyonzima SAC - and to the substitutes, who were frequently called into action - Mr. Corrado Montaldo, Sr. Stella Marotta CSAC and Sr. Bozena Olszewska SAC. May God reward you for your generosity and commitment, and bless you as you continue to serve the life of the Union for the good of the wider Church and world in your other ministries and commitments.

Rory Hanly SAC
General Secretary

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Final Message of the Assembly


UNIONE DELL’APOSTOLATO CATTOLICO
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Final Message 

From the V General Assembly of the Union of Catholic Apostolate

Casa D’Esercizi Spirituali dei Passionisti, Rome, Italy 

24th - 27th January, 2018

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Communion and co-responsibility – celebrating and transmitting the joy of
communion and co-responsibility

     The 5th Ordinary General Assembly of the Union of Catholic Apostolate took place from January 23rd to 27th 2018, at the Retreat Center of the Passionist Community in Rome.

    We were 39 participants: Members of the GCC, Presidents and Vice-Presidents of the
National Coordination Councils, 2 representatives of NCC Presidents, the General
Secretary and secretarial assistant, the General Bursar, the 3 invited members, the
moderators, translators and secretaries. Fr. Jacob Nampudakam, Rector General of the SAC and Ecclesiastical Assistant of the Union led the opening Eucharistic celebration and it was centered on the general theme of the Assembly. 

     In his homily he outlined four aspects which contribute to, and reinforce among us, communion and co-responsibility: God – the source of communion and collaboration; the will to understand and respect the diversity of vocations and of gifts; a knowledge of, and experience of, the spiritual and mystical way of our holy Founder; the Union as a public association of the faithful at the service of the mission of the Church.

    Fr. Jacob noted later in his report that “the Union must not become an exclusive club
of a few like-minded persons but open to all the members whether they agree or
disagree with it.”
We were very happy to know and to see from the reports of the President, the two
Mothers General, the General Secretary and General Bursar, the NCC Presidents and
the three invited members how the charism of St. Vincent is continuing to spread in
the world as a unifying force between lay persons, sisters, brothers and priests. The
President of the Union, Ms. Donatella Acerbi, reminded us that “the charism per se is
God’s, it belongs to Him. It’s not ours, not even St. Vincent’s. He and we, his children,
are its bearers.” God asks our collaboration to live, safeguard, deepen and continuously develop this charism in harmony with the body of Christ which is perennially growing.
Fr. David Kinnear Glenday, MCCJ, Rector General Emeritus of the Comboni Missionaries and General Secretary of the Union of Superiors General (USG), the guest speaker invited to enlighten our sharing, provided us with a very incisive reflection which opened our reciprocal dialogue. His starting point was from chapter 10 of St. Luke’s Gospel and he drew a comparison between the work of our Assembly and the dialogue between Jesus and the 72 disciples on their joyful return following the mission Jesus had entrusted to them. Fr. David invited us to live with intense and justified joy the real life of the Union; his presentation centered on 5 verbs which characterized the life of our Assembly – they were: to remember – our own personal story as disciples; to discern – from what moved us; to desire – the good that is coming to birth in us; to serve – to serve the joy of the People of God in going out, as Jesus did; and, to console – all those we meet in our apostolic mission. Five verbs, five stepping stones, on which we trod and on which we can continue to journey with confidence.

    We looked closely at some of the different aspects of the Union which were chosen by the GCC, they were: formation, finance and evangelization, and this was done in a sincere and open manner, as we sought to move towards a greater harmony in the life of the Union: it is our hope that the fruits of our discussion will lead to incisive action by the new General Coordination Council and by the National Coordination Councils, because, as Fr. David Glenday, pointed out to us – “the first step in co- responsibility is to experiment with courage and humility.”

    The third day of the Assembly saw the election of the ten members (and the three substitute members) who, together with the three General Superiors of the Communities founded by St. Vincent Pallotti, form the new GCC. Their mission is to oversee and carry forward the life of the Union in the next three years. As is our custom, we all gathered in prayer around the altar of our saintly Founder, St. Vincent Pallotti, in the Church of Santissimo Salvatore in Onda, for the closing Eucharist which was led by the General Secretary, Fr. Rory Hanly. We wish to thank all of you who have accompanied us during these days with your prayer, sacrifices and encouragement. Thank you for all the good you do and for the witness of selfless service which you offer to the entire Pallottine charismatic family.

   We conclude with the words of Pope Francis, which resounded strongly in the Assembly: “Try to act personally instead of just looking and criticizing the work of others from the balcony.” (Address in Cesena, 1 st October 2017). Yes, and with this spirit we wish to walk, yes, to walk and to journey together as missionary disciples and protagonists of the mission of Jesus, in the footsteps of St Vincent who walked firmly in the footsteps of Jesus Christ.

The Members of the 5th Ordinary UAC General Assembly 2018
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Piazza San Vincenzo Pallotti, 204 Tel (+39) 6819469 - Fax (+39) 06 6876827
00186 Roma, Italia Email: uac@uniopal.org

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Apostles for Today - Dec 2017 - Jan 2018

 
Apostles for Today
Prayer and Reflection
Dec 2017 - Jan 2018

Two days before Christmas, among the cards on my desk, I chanced upon a fragment of poetry from Alda Merini[1]:
“… And how to get to know your face,
I will explain it to you:
it is enough to see something
that bears your imprint.
And we are full of your imprints,
as if you had passed through every home
leaving invisible signs”.

I would like to share this short text with you because it presents us again, in a nutshell, the entire message of Christmas, including what it affirms regarding human beings and what it requires of them.
And also, it I think that it speaks in a clear way about our life and what is at the center of our heart.
Jesus, the one long-awaited "by all peoples", has come and now, by His birth, everyone knows His face through every other neighbor, without distinction: in so far as you did this to one of the least of these brothers or sisters of mine, you did it to me (Mt 25:40).
I remember that as a young woman I was struck by the phrase that I had to repeat during the Christmas show performed with the companions of the community for friends and acquaintances:
it is Christmas every time you smile at somebody.

In putting this phrase into practice, I realized that I could not take it for granted or consider it easy, but had to ask Jesus each time to come down from heaven so that I could “lend” my smile to Him.
How can I ask him to come down again? How can I lend my smile to him?
By putting Love before everything and as the basis of everything.
Because Love is everything in every vocation, condition, and situation of life. Saint Augustine, maestro of charity, strongly affirms: “All may sign themselves with the sign of Christ's cross, all may answer Amen, all may sing Alleluia, all may be baptized, all may come to church and line the walls of the basilicas. But there is nothing to distinguish the children of God from the children of the devil except unselfish love... If you do not have this one thing, nothing else is worthwhile. If you lack all the rest, have this, and you have fulfilled the Law ... ".[2]
St. Thérèse of Lisieux also affirms: "Love of neighbor is everything on earth: we love God in the measure in which we put it into practice"[3].
I had understood well that nothing can be done without charity being assured: one cannot go to work, study, sleep, eat, play or evangelize ..., not even pray, or participate in any liturgical action.
The Gospel is very clear: "So then, if you are bringing your offering to the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your offering there before the altar, go and be reconciled with your brother or sister first, and then come back and present your offering"(see Mt 5: 23-24).
Now many years have passed since that very young time of my life ... yet even now and with the same passion of those days, I cannot go to sleep without having said to Jesus: "today I have loved you in this person, in that one, and again in that other person".
I must tell the truth: there are also many times when I say to him: "Today I have loved you little, indeed almost not at all, in this neighbor of mine, in that one, again in that other one"; but because of the imprint of St. Vincent Pallotti that is in me - as it is in every one of the Union - I am happy to feel my nothingness, so the All that is Jesus can enter into my heart and begin to truly love every person who crosses my path: "My God I am without charity: You are charity in essence ... My Jesus destroy all of my Life. Give me your Charity, and make me live, and be transformed into your Charity "(OOCC X, 674-5).
As a Pallottine family, we are bound, through our common spirituality, by a very strong bond, the strongest that can exist: "Charity exercised as the Apostle describes it forms all the substantial constituent of the pious Union; if this were lacking, the Catholic Apostolate would no longer be in it" (OOCC III, 137-138).
From the smallest to the greatest we know that it is worth living like this! We know that we are not made for half measures!
In a very short time (24-27 January 2018) we will live the important days of the V General Assembly of the entire Union. Each of us and all of us together will be called to open out our own hearts to He who knows how to fill them, in order to discern in communion and co-responsibility the path for the next three years.
From now on may we renew and strengthen even more between, if possible, the substantial constituent of charity, so that even as a single body, we can renew the miracle of the birth of Jesus for the Church and for humankind.
                                                            Donatella Acerbi,
                                                            Italy.

In communion and gratitude, we recite the:

Prayer to ask God’s Blessing on the V Ordinary General Assembly of the Union

January 24-27th 2018

Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
set our hearts on fire with your love, the love of Christ.
Renew your miracle of mercy in each one of us.
Bless the General Assembly of the Union.
Through your Spirit, may it be
a profound experience of communion
with You and with each other,
of co-responsible discernment,
of truly evangelical leadership
in effective service of your Kingdom
in the Church and in the world.
May it bear lasting fruit
for the concrete life and mission of the Union in our times
according to the plans of your Heart.
We ask this through the infinite merits of Jesus Our Lord
and through the unfailing intercession of Mary, Queen of Apostles,
St. Vincent Pallotti and Blessed Elisabetta Sanna, Josef Stanek and Josef Jankowski.
Glory be to You whose power working in us can do infinitely more
than we can ask or imagine (cf. Eph 3:20). Amen

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Segretariato Generale, Unione dell’Apostolato Cattolico
Piazza San Vincenzo Pallotti 204, 00187 Roma, Italia uac@uniopal.org


[1] Alda Merini (1931-2009), Corpo d’Amore. Un incontro con Gesù, 2001 (Body of Love. An encounter with Jesus): “E come si fa a conoscere il tuo volto, te lo spiego io: basta vedere qualcosa che reca la tua impronta. E noi siamo pieni delle tue impronte, come se tu fossi passato in ogni casa a lasciare segni invisibili”.
[2] Cf. SAINT AUGUSTINE, Homilies on the 1st Letter of Saint John, Homily 5, vs. 7, (on 1 John 3:9–18), http://www.ccel.org/s/schaff/npnf107/cache/npnf107.pdf, p. 841.
[3] SAINT Thérèse OF LISIEUX, from the deposition of Mother Agnes of Jesus in P.A, Summarium, p. 275.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Apostles for Today - October 2017

Apostles for Today

Prayer and reflection
October 2017
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 DIALOGUE IN ECONOMICS


Economics is one of those social sciences which helps the correct functioning of a world developed according to the will of God, and what follows is also the consequence of the words written in the Bible, Genesis (1:26):
Then God said, "Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the wild animals of the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth."
This is the world we received as a gift of original creation, for the purpose of proper management, of Cactive and careful administration”.
Active and careful administration (dominion) is not only recommended by the Gospel, but also by local law established for our congregations and also for the Union, as recalled by Fr. Friedrich Kretz SAC in his introduction to the Textbook of Economic Administration for the Società.
This “dominion” as expressed in economic science, is a means and a use of various tools for the purpose of “administration”, ie. responsible management taking care of what has been given and entrusted.
In order consciously to be able to take care, to manage according to God's will, it is necessary to include God in this dialogue, as the Creator of what has been given to us. The Dialogue in Economics, God's dialogue, takes place at various levels: local and personal. This dialogue concerns everyone personally, depending on their situation and condition. It concerns the owner, manager, supervisor, employee and everyone who makes us of the product of their work. We are all protagonists in the same dialogue.
Let us leave the global economy to the experts of this world who, like us, will one day have to give a final account of their stewardship (Lk 14: 25-33).
In the following part of this reflection, I would like to share my personal experience of dialogue in economics, on the level of my relationship with God, with other people and myself, giving some indications, perhaps even some suggestions, models which have been very useful in helping me to remain actively engaged in this Dialogue.
The essence of the beginning of this difficult dialogue with God, in the management of HIS property, is God’s invitation to work, to make money, to accumulate money, to spend and administer them. The result of this invitation is the awarennes,given by God Himself, that all these goods belong to Him, and have their beginning in Him. Putting God in first place, not depending solely on my own skills, education, resourcefulness, need to possess and to create a world in my own image instead of in HIS image, is an act of trust which, instead of “JESUS I trust myself”, expresses “JESUS I trust in YOU”.
Much time passed before I understood and accepted this, and it has become for me a kind of conversion, metania and liberation. Such conversion is probably more difficult for lay people in their contexts, as their life is so connected with the skills they possess in order to acquire such goods, but this conversion is also necessary in consecrated life in order to understand God's will regarding the possession and administration of such material goods.
Awareness that what I have is not my own, but something which I have received in order to manage, changes the perspective of looking at the world, at work, at earning, investing and saving. It is a conversion that gives life, as the Scriptures say: “Repent and live!” (Ez 18:32). Such awareness is not easy to develop and every day requires conversion, prayer, dialogue, giving a “management report”, a continuous renewal of friendship with HIM to whom all belongs.
St. Vincent saw economic resources as ultimately belonging to our Lord Jesus Christ and as the heritage of His poor. (cf. SAC Law n 26).
On my way to work, in my daily dialogue with God, I try to completely entrust to Him my day, my skills, my decisions, my partners, my employees and the people I will meet that day, in order to enable me to be a useful instrument “in the vineyard of the Lord”.
In prayer, together with God, I find solutions to professional problems or other matters entrusted to me. Sometimes the answer comes immediately, but often it needs more time, in order that my heart be opened and prepared for it.
The best place and time to talk about these topics related to work is before His presence in the Blessed Sacrament or in the Sacrament of Penance. In these two realities of His presence, the answer to the questions asked comes to the heart or directly to the “ear”.
I often entrust my work and professional duties to God through the saints, but especially to St. Joseph the Worker. Pope John XXIII taught me this prayer, which I offer here as an aid which you may find useful.

Prayer of the Pope John XXIII to St. Joseph the Worker
O Saint Joseph, guardian of Jesus, chaste spouse of Mary, who passed your life in the perfect fulfillment of duty, sustaining the Holy Family of Nazareth with the labour of your hands, protect kindly those who trustingly turn to you. You know their aspirations, their miseries, their hopes, and they have recourse to you because they know that they will find in you one who will understand and protect them. You too have known trial, labor and weariness.
But, even in the midst of worries of the material life, your soul was filled with profound peace and it exulted in unerring joy through intimacy with the Son of God entrusted to you, and with Mary, his most sweet mother. Make those whom you protect understand that they are not alone in their labour, but show them how to discover Jesus near them, to receive him with grace, to guard him faithfully, as you have done.
And assure that in every family, in every factory, in every workshop, wherever a Christian works, all may be satisfied in charity, in patience, in justice, in seeking to do well, so that abundant gifts may descend from heaven.
Amen.
Trusting, discovering and allowing God to lead us allows us to enter into a specific dialogue with God, sometimes allowing us to gauge a particular economic situation and whether or not to take concrete action. I will try to describe it through a particular example.
Once while contemplating the joyful mysteries of the Rosary, it struck me that, based on their meaning, it was possible to find an answer regarding the appropriateness of choosing a particular economic task and creating a feasibility study.
At the very beginning, before a new “business idea, product, project to implement” comes to birth, the Annunciation is to be followed - a certain thought, God’s touch, the Angel’s prompting: “You might do this”, or “maybe this might be important to do”... Annunciation is a specific beginning of the process, the conception of an idea, the START UP. Annunciation is also the skipping of a heartbeat, a brainstorm, when a “wonderful” new idea appears. But in the mystery of the Annunciation, there is remains a lot of uncertainty, a response yet to be given: will something happen? Will it come about? Is it really God’s will? Will it be anointed by God?
The next step is to do further evaluation, to try to reduce risk and see whether our idea is a one-off, unique, innovative, because only such characteristics and our way of implementing our idea can guarantee its future success (and show whether it is “anointed by God”). It is also necessary to check our design against what is already in the market, to see whether there is already anything similar to our idea. There are often many similar products but only some are successful. Mary’s visit to Elizabeth further confirmed to her that her son was the Messiah; Elizabeth’s son was already even at this point shown to be “prophet”, already pointing to and revealing Mary’s son as the promised “Messiah”, “anointed by God”.
If your idea is “anointed by God”, you can sing the Magnificat and bring it forth to be an instrument in the hands of the Father for helping to “save the world”. If you say that it is a “prophet”, this decision to bring it forth still rests with you, but the possibility of success can be far more difficult to achieve.
We go to the mystery of “Birth”, a coming to be in which the idea becomes reality and complements God’s plan of creation. This mystery can meditate on further, the revelation to the shepherds, the Epiphany of the “birth” and so on, as the Lord will suggest. The level of detail of this plan can be worked out within the Dialogue, which begins where God is invited.
In the mystery of the “Presentation of the Lord”, we touch on the question of entrusting to God, in the temple, what already belongs to Him. In meditating on this mystery, I often try to understand the nature of God’s action in me which led to the realisation of the idea, in order to reentrust it to His care. This offering is also has a public dimension, involving promotion, marketing and all the consequences resulting therefrom.
In the mystery of “the Finding of Jesus in the Temple”, we touch on the problem of product sustainability, design. If the product has stayed on the market for a “12” year period and we continue to find it in the divine economy of creating and developing the world (even if it is a small thing, as we do not know who and what will inspire us in the future), it means we have succeeded in the economic field and in God’s field at the same time.
In other mysteries of the Rosary, certain connections, comparisons or touches can be found, but I will leave this for individual meditation.
An example of the connection between prayer and reflection on the mysteries of Rosary in the context of our attitudes of dialogue in the economy of everyday life is a generalization, perhaps not the best, but showing the possibility of seeking and finding a space of economic dialogue in a sphere exclusively for contact with God.
Dialogue always leads to cooperation, this “holy cooperation”, and not only with God, but also with the people who we invite to cooperate.
The purpose of every dialogue is always to better understand the other person and their faith, and also deepen understanding of our own faith in being an apostle wherever God sends us.

Questions for personal and communal reflection:
1.       Do I know and have a sense of responsibility that my whole life (including money and finance in everyday life) and all of my actions constitute my participation in God's plan of creation for the world?
2.       Does my Dialogue with God cover matters of my daily life, work, management?
3.       What is my responsibility for the place where I work, and for the people with whom I work?, Do I pray for my employers, employees, cooperators, superiors?
                                                                           Marek Kalka,
                                                                            UAC Poland
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Segretariato Generale, Unione dell’Apostolato Cattolico
Piazza San Vincenzo Pallotti 204, 00187 Roma, Italia uac@uniopal.org