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Venerable Mother Thecla's Spiritual Journey: Seek First the Kingdom of God

Venerable Mother Thecla's Spiritual Journey: Seek First the Kingdom of God

This is the beginning of a series of reflections and prayers that takes you on a journey with Venerable Mother Thecla Merlo. It is a journey firmly founded on her great loves: Jesus Master in the Holy Eucharist, the Gospel, the Church and souls, sought through the apostolate of social communication. The Word of God and the Eucharist guided her life in a particular way. For her, these were "places" where she encountered Christ in the full conviction that the Gospel would enlig...
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Ten Verbs Dear to Blessed James Alberione

Ten Verbs Dear to Blessed James Alberione

TO MOVE AHEADOnward, Daughters of St. Paul!Blessed are the footsteps of those who bring the Gospel, who bring peace. Blessed are the walkers of God!Today the world has changed, and to travel the paths of this world we must update ourselves, [using] all the means that can serve to communicate the Gospel.TO COMMUNICATESt. Paul carried out the work of communicating Jesus Christ.Our Family was raised up to continue this work, to be Paul alive today.The first thing our apostolate requires is standard...
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Blessed James Alberione and the Pauline Spirit

Blessed James Alberione and the Pauline Spirit

What is the Pauline Spirit?The Pauline Family strives to fully live the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Way, Truth and Life, in the spirit of St. Paul, under the gaze of the Queen of the Apostles. There are not many details in the Pauline Family, or unusual devotions, or excessive formalities. The aim is to live in Christ the Master and in the Church. The spirit of St. Paul is drawn from his life, his Letters and his apostolate. He is always lively regarding the Church’s dogmatic and moral teachin...
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The Apostolic Mindset of Father Alberione

The Apostolic Mindset of Father Alberione

“One night at adoration the Lord made us understand that with the start of the new century it was necessary to establish our life on the Eucharist and on activity”. Thus said Fr. Alberione in 1952, in a meditation given to the Daughters of St. Paul.An intense and captivating spiritual event had conferred in his life, a decisive impression.  And Fr. Alberione was becoming aware of his mission: at first generic “to prepare himself to do something for the Lord and for th...
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New Year Grace

New Year Grace

"May we always turn to Mary, our Mother, Teacher and Queen, in all our spiritual and material necessities. Let us take Jesus from her most holy hands and ask her for the grace to understand and practice well the devotion to the Divine Master, who became an infant out of love for us."Mother Thecla Merlo, FSP
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Christmas Peace

Christmas Peace

"I have come so that they may have life and have it to the full." John 10:10"Emmanuel, our God, is among us. Our Savior comes, the perfect image of the Father communicated to humankind. We worship you, Savior, in your coming. With the shepherds, we offer you our gifts: our time, our energies, our very lives, for the proclamation of your Word,  your salvation, your peace. We worship you, Master, in our acts of communication. May we recognize you in each encounter and...
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Advent Wisdom Week 4

Advent Wisdom Week 4

Psalm 33The Greatness and Goodness of God1 Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous.    Praise befits the upright.2 Praise the Lord with the lyre;    make melody to him with the harp of ten strings.3 Sing to him a new song;    play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts.4 For the word of the Lord is upright,    and all his work is done in faithfulness.5 He loves righ...
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