Welcome! We’re glad you stopped by to visit us because what you are about to learn and behold is truly a treasure, an adventure and invitation to embark on one of the most exciting journeys of your life! It is the discovery of your path to holiness, a call to be a saint, right here, right now, in our media saturated culture. And in case you have any doubt, yes, it is possible.

 

On June 29, 1917, our Founder, Blessed James Alberione, formed the Association of Pauline Cooperators – one of ten Institutes in the Pauline Family – as a group of lay men and women, single or married, from all walks of life, to follow in the footsteps of Saint Paul and actively participate in the spreading of the saving message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the people of today using the most modern means of communication. Blessed Alberione was inspired to follow the example of St Paul who collaborated with many men and women of his time to preach the Gospel. How much more this principle is needed today…

 

Pauline Cooperators are leaven in the bread of our world, they are the light in the darkness, they are the salt of the earth, living and giving Jesus right where they are in their work place, families, relationships and activities of daily life.

Pauline Cooperators are writers, teachers, actors, musicians, doctors, managers, government workers, entrepreneurs, lawyers, social workers, technicians, media professionals, nurses, maintenance workers…and the list goes on.

Pauline Cooperators, by their very lives, radiantly witness and point to Christ as the Way among many ways that one could follow in this life. They point to Jesus who is the Truth, among a plethora of truths. They embrace Jesus our true Life among many proposed fountains of life in our day and age.

Pauline Cooperators engage in a variety of evangelization initiatives with the different Institutes of the Pauline Family. The Cooperators collaborate with the Daughters of St Paul at their different locations in the United States and English-Speaking Canada.

Pauline Cooperators are able “to do” and “to be” all these things only because as members of the Pauline family they are born from, rooted in and nourished by Jesus in the Eucharist, the Word of God, the Sacraments and the teachings of the Church. They strive only to “live Jesus” with all that they are – mind, will, and heart – so at to “give Jesus” to all people.

 

So, if you are excited like we are about living your Catholic Faith, what are you waiting for? Join our Family today and take that next step to become a committed media apostle for Christ so that together, by our prayer, works and offerings in our everyday life happenings, many may come to know God, love Him and live for Him all their days!

 

We are praying for you and look forward to seeing you soon…St Paul, pray for us!

God is with you,        

Sr. Jacqueline Jean-Marie Gitonga, FSP

National Director of Pauline Cooperators

Daughters of St Paul

 


Meet Frank Lengel

Meet Frank Lengel

I'm Frank Lengel and currently live on a small "farm" in South Carolina. I made my promise in June 2019. I have always been a "Gospel to the world" guy (Mt 24:14), and I have believed for many years that the world wide web, including social media, is a powerful tool for all the faithful to use to share the love of Christ with others. A spark was ignited in me one day when I was visiting a Pauline Book and Media Center (in Charleston) and saw a DVD on display with a priest in a cassock behind a movie camera. It was, of course, Blessed Father James Alberione. Immediately, I asked ... "who is this guy? What's he doing? That's what I've been trying to do for many years!"

 

So what do I do as a Cooperator? I am an evangelizer at heart. Daily, I continue to use media to share the Gospel. I work with my wife Beth in the Catholic Roads apostolate. My heart is to evangelize Catholics through the New Evangelization, but I am fully supportive of sharing the Gospel with everyone in the world. I write and I draw cartoons (mostly caricatures). I am also a catechist, so naturally, I do a fair amount of teaching in the writing we do. To keep it short, we are all about "the pilgrimage" of the faithful from here and now to eternity in heaven. We all travel the Holy Highway (Is 35:8), which goes everywhere in the world for all people. Thus, we called it Catholic Roads. And the "chariot" most people ride down that road is their career, incluing job, work, family, and everything else they encounter. Beth and I focus on "Beattitude Career" in our message. It could be summed up as the joy of living and working in His Kingdom. It's about good work and a good life that blesses.

 

I also help edit the Pauline Laity blog and periodically contribute articles to the blog. Beth and I are working with the Daughters of St. Paul to have an online training program available for cooperators and those considering becoming a part of the Pauline family as cooperators.

 

My words to anyone who may be looking into a "third order" or lay association...If God is calling you, don't hesitate. Don't wait until you have all the answers. Do a "Peter" -- step out of the boat and see what happens. You won't drown! You don't have to be a technologist or a media person to be part of this family, though you should have a heart for lost souls and a love for Christ's Church! You're going to meet some of the most amazing people -- and some of them dress kind of funny too (I'm talking about the lay people, not the priests or religious ones ... HA). Pray and step -- pray and step!