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Communiqué #07 – National Vice President

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Betty Colaneri, National Vice-President, March 11, 2024

FOR: Vice-Presidents at All Levels


“I am the resurrection and the life…” (Jn. 11:25)

Sisters in the League,

This month’s catchphrase for the “1” Campaign, is “The Chosen ‘1’”. March is full of spiritual
inspiration! St. Patrick was “1” man who took a simple clover and turned it into a creative symbol
for his explanation of the Holy Trinity as well as faith, hope and love. St. Joseph was “1” humble
carpenter who became the patron saint of the universal church, fathers, workers and immigrants,
to name only a few. This year, the reason for the celebration and central foundation of the faith
falls in March. Easter! Jesus, Our Lord rose from the dead to become the ultimate “1”. St. Pope
John Paul II said it best, “We are an Easter People and Alleluia is our song!”

The greatest story ever told has been amazingly portrayed in a series called The Chosen, and that
is exactly what we are. Called by name, we each are The Chosen “1” and meant to proclaim the
joy of Easter. Keep in mind that Easter is not just one Sunday. Easter is a way of life in ministry,
and ministry is service. This month, remind members how lucky they are to be a chosen people.
Easter is not only the foundation of the faith, but Easter also restores hope. It is hope that members
can share with others. With hope and joy of the season, who wouldn’t want to join?

On Easter, remember the profound love of “1”, Jesus and his ultimate sacrifice on our behalf. He
is risen from the dead, so as The Chosen “1”, there truly is reason to celebrate! It’s a new day, a
glorious “1”, a transformed “1”, a resurrected “1”. May Our Risen Lord bless you and your

Your sister in the League,
Betty Colaneri
National Vice-President