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Why Paul?

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Why Paul?
Of all the saints in the Church under whose patronage Blessed James Alberione could have placed our Congregation, why did he choose Paul, whose life and letters form such a large part of the New Testament? The answer to that question paints the horizon of our spirituality, of our mission, of our living together as community, indeed, of every aspect of our consecrated life.Paul—you lived your experience of faith, and you shared it with others through preaching and writing…Paul&m...
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Mary, Queen of Apostles  About the Painting
Mary plays a notable role in Pauline spirituality. The Pauline Family has the mission of making Jesus Christ known, imitated, and lived as the Master. It will carry out this privileged mission in a holy manner by making Mary, Teacher, known, loved, and invoked. She gave the world Jesus Master, who is the blessed fruit of her womb. Pauline teaching will be immensely more effective if it is inspired, guided and comforted by Mary: "With her help you will not grow tired," we sing in one of...
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Paul Recounts His Past, Present and Future
Paul yearns to make Jesus known. He is not interested in anything else. By proclaiming the Gospel, he wants to provoke others to meet Jesus personally, similar to the way he met the radiant Lord on the way to Damascus.  But in speaking about his encounter with Jesus, Paul is also obliged to speak about himself. And this is providential because in doing so he reveals that what he believed to be a personal story he had fashioned “with his own hands” was in reality a story God had ...
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Paul, Apostle to the Gentiles: Model of Proclaiming the Gospel
Considered from the perspective of the spirit that animated it, the various aspects of Paul’s work formed a perfect unity inasmuch as his mission consisted of service of the Living God to the exclusion of all else. Prior to the Damascus event, this mission was characterized by zealous service of the Law of Moses (a zeal worthy of imitation); afterward, it was characterized by fervor for Christ and his Gospel, because under the noonday sky of Damascus Paul was “seized” by God an...
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Where Is Humanity Going?

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Where Is Humanity Going?
“How many people there are in the world who do not know and love the Lord! Apostles are needed–but genuine apostles whose hearts are filled with love for God….  Our apostolate is participation in the apostolate of Jesus” (Mother Thecla, Co-Foundress).At the turn of the last century, Blessed James Alberione, founder of the Daughters of St. Paul, perceived with penetrating clarity and prophetic foresight the needs of the people of God. Seeing the power of the press an...
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Paul's Concept of Union with Christ
One of the great themes in the letters of Saint Paul is union with Christ. It is a theme that penetrates all of his letters, his life, and his mission. There are different aspects of union with Christ that are woven throughout Paul’s letters. Christians are united with Christ because they are baptized into his death: “Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized in Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, so that as ...
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Power in Powerlessness

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Power in Powerlessness
The Daughters of St. Paul are not the only congregation established by Fr. James Alberione. He was the Founder of what is now known as “the Pauline Family,” made up of 10 institutes. The Pauline Family began with the foundation in 1914 of the Society of St. Paul (priests and brothers), followed in 1915 by that of the Daughters of St. Paul (women), and three other religious congregations for women: the Sister Disciples of the Divine Master (1924), the Sisters of Je...
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To Communicate God; To Communicate Like God: The “Lesson” of the Trinity
Summary of the Talk:  Aware of the fact that Fr. Alberione focused special attention on the “Way of the Trinity” and on the mystery of the Incarnation as keys to interpreting the Pauline charism and mission, my talk will be a theological reflection on communication from the Christological and Trinitarian perspectives. It is divided into two parts: a theological analysis of communication, followed by a pastoral application. We will also reflect briefly on the ecclesiological...
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Put on the Lord Jesus

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Put on the Lord Jesus
“It’s not enough that we use the media of communication to spread the Gospel, but we ourselves need to become a communication of the Gospel. Communication is central to everything that I as a Pauline am and want to be” (Sr. Marie Paul Curley).The Pauline mission is to prolong Christ’s self-giving in today’s world. Like Paul we are overwhelmed by the love of Jesus, “who died for me.” We feel impelled to tell about the Lord, who has &ld...
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The Challenge of the Cinema: Communicating Values in a Media-Dominated Culture
The cinema was born in France in 1895 thanks to the creativity of Auguste and Louis Lumière, who, using a cinematograph (a film camera that also served as a projector), produced the world’s first film, The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat Station. Among the first ten “movies” they filmed were also Workers Leaving the Lumière Factory and a child at play. Hand-cranked through a projector, these 50-second films represented not only the beginning of the cinema but the ...
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