Driven by the action of the Spirit, from 1914 to 1959 Blessed James Alberione founded ten institutes linked together by the same spirituality and by a bond of profound communion: the Pauline Family.
The name Pauline references the Apostle Paul. The term Family, recognizes St. Paul as its father, its inspiration and furthermore, “it strives to bring the very person of the Apostle of the Gentiles to life. The Pauline Family is also composed of five Religious Congregations, four Institutes of Secular Consecrated Life and a lay Cooperators Association.
Together we are called to be “St. Paul living today.” As apostles, every member of the Pauline Family is driven by a single ideal: to make Jesus known, to make Him known to all. That is the mission of the Pauline Family, to live and give the world Jesus Christ, Way, Truth and Life.
The Institutes of the Pauline Family are: five religious congregations, an association of lay people and four secular institutes.
Five religious congregations
Society of Saint Paul
A religious Congregation dedicated to the dissemination of the Christian message in the world and culture of communications, utilizing all the technologies of communication, including the newest ones.
Daughters of St Paul
A Congregation of consecrated women religious who evangelize with the instruments of social communication. Present on all the worlds continents, the Daughters of St. Paul dedicate their lives to proclaiming the Gospel with the ardor of the Apostle Paul, from whom they take their name and missionary style.
Sisters of Jesus the Divine Master
The contemplative branch of the Pauline Family. Attentive to the needs of the Church, they carry in their hearts the universal dimension of the Pauline mission and communicate Jesus Master through an apostolate centered on the Eucharist, the Liturgy and service to priests.
Sisters of Jesus Good Shepherd
In the Church the Sisters of Jesus the Good Shepherd accompany the growth of the Christian life of the people of God, in cooperation with priests and those called to the ministry of pastoral care.
Queen of the Apostles Institute for Vocations
These sisters fulfill a new and original mission in the Church namely: to help young people perceive the call of God and to reinforce and invigorate that call, focusing special attention on the vocation to the priesthood and the various forms of the consecrated life.
Four institutes of consecrated secular life
Institute Jesus Priest
An Institute for diocesan clergy, its members are diocesan priests and bishops who want to live the religious life according to the evangelical counsels and a more profound spirituality. In view of this, they make their own the Pauline spirituality, collaborating with the proclamation of the Gospel in keeping with the charism of Fr. Alberione.
Institute of Saint Gabriel the Archangel
The members of this Institute are lay men without any special signs to distinguish them as religious. Their mission is to live more intensively the call to be “salt” and “leaven” in today’s world, offering this witness to others in keeping with the ideals of the Pauline Family, which they strive to incarnate in their various work environments.
Institute of Mary of the Annunciation
An Institute for consecrated women, its members live their apostolic commitment within the framework of their daily lives. They strive to bring Jesus to every social context: homes, offices, businesses, schools, families, etc. They also make a significant contribution to the animation of communities and to the Pauline mission.
Holy Family Institute
This Institute is made up of married couples who want to sanctify the married life according to their concrete situations. They live the evangelical counsels in keeping with their specific conditions. Their mission is to witness to the Gospel in harmony with the Pauline mission and spirituality.
Association of the Laity
An association of the laity made up of adults and youth of both sexes who believe in the value of the Pauline charism and, while remaining in their own state in life, are united in spirit and works to the whole Pauline Family.