Reviving faith and rekindling charity through forming apostles is at the core of the mission of the Catholic Apostolate Center. It reflects the charism of St. Vincent Pallotti , our patron. We strive to rekindle the fire of the Holy Spirit in the hearts and minds of all the baptized, grow that fire in our communities, and spread it throughout the world. In his Lenten Message for this year, Pope Francis talks about why there is need for rekindling charity among the People of God:
"Love can also grow cold in our own communities. In the Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium , I sought to describe the most evident signs of this lack of love: selfishness and spiritual sloth, sterile pessimism, the temptation to self-absorption, constant warring among ourselves, and the worldly mentality that makes us concerned only for appearances, and thus lessens our missionary zeal."
Through our many and varied resources available on our website to our consultancy services, the Catholic Apostolate Center wants to assist you in your own formation as an apostle or missionary disciple , but also in the formation of others.
At the recent Mid-Atlantic Congress for Catholic Leaders in Baltimore, which we co-sponsored, our Center team shared ways that all can be on fire with missionary zeal. I invite you to listen to the podcasts of those presentations which can be found by clicking here.
The Catholic Apostolate Center unites with Pope Francis in his call to not let charity "turn cold within us."
May the Charity of Christ urge us on!
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Fr. Frank Donio, S.A.C. is the Director of the Catholic Apostolate Center.