Beyond the Clouds by Fr. Jacob Nampudakam, S.A.C. - Page 10

day, I was struck by her childlike trust in God, love for our Founder and St. Therese of the Child Jesus, and passion for the mission. Soon, we started to work together, and founded a new website and bulletin under the title Our aim was to reach out to the children and youth with news and images from Pallottine missions around the world, inviting them to live the Gospel radically, and the Beatitudes freely. Following the teaching of St. Vincent Pallotti, we desire to make each young person into an apostle of Jesus. All are called to be a disciple of Jesus, and it is to the children and youth which together we feel a special mission toward. How wonderful it would be to “make a child smile again!” These common convictions joined us in our joint efforts to infuse a strong missionary spirit in others. This book also has such an aim. We need to reach out to the youth today in a language that is interesting to them. I hope that the plane journey is something that fascinates them; especially as the book itself can be light reading during a two hour flight. I express my sincere gratitude to Julianne Calzonetti for correcting the language and editing the entire work. The short texts sent through emails late in the night were polished, corrected, and edited by “Jules” for an interesting read. May God reward her for the good work. Another person to be remembered with gratitude is Fr. Peter Sticco, Provincial Rector of the Society’s Immaculate Conception Province in the United States. Fr. Peter is a zealous pastor, a tireless worker, and a great missionary who loves God’s people, especially the children. I have personally witnessed his passion for the Gospel, animated by such a spirit of love that there is no obstacle in service of God and His people Fr. Peter will not surpass. He is constantly encouraging me in all my works, and employs Julianne. So, too, he has made many children smile again. I hope and pray that this humble effort may become a source of inspiration to all of our members and our readers, so that we may find our faith and trust in the “Captain of captains,” who is masterly guiding our destiny. Let it be an 10