SAC Society of the Christian Apostolate (Pallottines)

‘Pallottines’ is the known name of ‘The Society of the Catholic Apostolate’ a Religious Congregation Priests, Brothers and Sisters. It was founded by St. Vincent Pallotti in 1835, Rome. Vincent Pallotti was born in 1795 and was a priest of the diocese of Rome. He was canonized on 20 January 1963 by Pope John XXIII.  Pallottines endavour to conscientise every person to grow in the awareness to be Apostle of Jesus Christ. According to St. Vincent Pallotti every baptized person is called to be an Apostle of Jesus Christ. The Charism of the Society is to ‘Revive faith and enkindle charity’. The objective of the Society is to revive faith and charity in all Catholics and to diffuse these virtues throughout the entire world by employing all the possible means like prayers, evangelization, labours, or by other contributions. Pallottines do have their presence and apostolates over 55 countries all over the world. Pallottines are working in about 12 countries in Africa including South Africa, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Mozambique, Kenya, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, and Uganda. Pallottine Zambia Mission commenced in 2005 by the Indian Pallottine priests at the invitation of Late Cardinal Medardo Joseph Mazombwe, the then Archbishop of Lusaka. Pallottine Missionary Sisters of Catholic Apostolate belonging to the Mary Queen of Peace Province, England-Tanzania landed in Zambia in 2017. Pallottines in Zambia are mainly located in the Archdiocese of Lusaka and are engaged in Pastoral, Educational, Medical and Socio-charitable Apostolates. Pallottine formation house too is situated at Westwood, Lusaka.

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