Archive by author: Daughters of St. PaulReturn
RSS
Blessed James Alberione: Founder of the Pauline Family and the Daughters of St. Paul
On November 26, 1971, journalists and news reporters scrambled to cover the death of an 87-year-old, frail, half-bent priest who in his life had been almost awkward in public and reluctant to speak of what he had done. The priest was Father James Alberione. Some said he was an apostle and a pioneer, others a saint and genius of our time. He had founded two Congregations, one of men and one of women, to use the media for evangelization fifty years before the Church herself adopted the instruments...
Read More
| Categories: Founders & History, Bl James Alberione | Tags: | View Count: (1130) |
0 ( 0 reviews)
Mother Thecla Merlo Co-Foundress of the Daughters of St. Paul
Castagnito, a small Italian village of a few hundred inhabitants, lies on a pleasant hill near the city of Alba. The parish church—the center of village life—sits proudly at the top. At this church Teresa Merlo received the sacraments and religious education. She attended the village school (which only had three grades) and her parents continued her education with a private tutor. This tutor, Maria Chiarla, taught Teresa the scholastic subjects, but more importantly, she instructed h...
Read More
| Categories: Founders & History, Mother Thecla Merlo | Tags: | View Count: (848) |
0 ( 0 reviews)
20

Jesus Master, Way, Truth and Life

posted on
Jesus Master, Way, Truth and Life
The Pauline spirituality is scripturally based, a synthesis of some of the richest passages in the New Testament, particularly in the Gospels and the Pauline letters. Beginning with the disciples’ initial experience of Jesus as “Teacher” or “Master” in the Gospel, Father Alberione chose the word “Master” to describe the personal and unique relationship Jesus has with each of his disciples. However, the term “master” has some negative associat...
Read More
| Categories: Spirituality, Jesus Master | Tags: | View Count: (1096) |
0 ( 0 reviews)
Saint Paul the Apostle and the Pauline Family
A review of the history of the Pauline Family, and thus the history of Pauline holiness, brings to light in a powerful way our points of reference with regard to our charism: the Divine Master, the Queen of Apostles, and the Apostle Paul, who was considered to be our father, founder, model, and teacher (cf. AD 2, 64, 159).We must look especially to Paul to understand our foundation. St. Paul casts light on our relationship with the Lord and gives a particular significance to our genesis in the C...
Read More
| Categories: Spirituality, St Paul Apostle | Tags: | View Count: (936) |
0 ( 0 reviews)
Pauline Vision  for a Communications Culture
Jesus said to his apostles: "I have come to set a fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already blazing!" "I have come," Jesus stated. Not "I’m telling you...," "You must...," "I wish...." Rather, the second person of the Trinity, the Word of God, came. The Word became flesh, became one of us, almost indistinguishable from us. He entered into a specific culture, was born in a particular place, at a definite point in time. Through his co...
Read More
| Categories: Communications & Culture | Tags: | View Count: (822) |
0 ( 0 reviews)
17

Paul's Origins

posted on
Paul's Origins
The evangelist Luke and Paul himself assure us that the Apostle was a pure‐blooded Jew, who was very proud of his origins and who was faithful to his religious beliefs to the point of martyrdom. This very fidelity caused him to persecute the Christians, whom he believed were dangerous enemies of the Jewish faith. His socio‐religious roots are confirmed by important testimonies:a)   “I am a Jew, from Tarsus in Cilicia, a citizen of an important city” (Acts 21:39).b)&n...
Read More
| Categories: Spirituality, St Paul Apostle | Tags: | View Count: (809) |
0 ( 0 reviews)
16

Saul to Paul

posted on
Saul to Paul
The Church celebrates the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul on 25 January. Yet, throughout the ages, countless people from many different cultures were also converted to Jesus, moving from sin to a holy life, from atheism to the Christian Faith. Like Paul, some of these individuals were martyred for their fidelity to Christ. But the “conversion” of Saul is very different and has no comparison among the great conversions that have marked the story of the saints. Paul himself di...
Read More
| Categories: Spirituality, St Paul Apostle | Tags: | View Count: (887) |
0 ( 0 reviews)
15

Why Paul?

posted on
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...
Read More
| Categories: Spirituality, St Paul Apostle | Tags: | View Count: (751) |
0 ( 0 reviews)
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...
Read More
| Categories: Spirituality, Mary Queen of Apostles | Tags: | View Count: (930) |
0 ( 0 reviews)
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 ...
Read More
| Categories: Spirituality, St Paul Apostle | Tags: | View Count: (791) |
0 ( 0 reviews)
Page 1 of 2 FirstPrevious [1]2 Last
Shareaholic Minimize