" If St. Paul were alive today, he would use the greatest pulpits of modern progress: press, film, radio and television, to announce the thrilling discovery of the love and salvation found in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. "
Blessed James Alberione
Fifty years before the Second Vatican Council declared that the media were “gifts of God” intimately linked with preaching, Blessed James Alberione had already gathered a group of aspiring priests and religious, along with energetic lay collaborators, for what was then called “the Good Press.” One hundred years later, Paulines the world over are engaged side by side with lay associates (many of them members of the Pauline Family) in “proclaiming from the housetops” the unthinkable newness Jesus has brought into the world, inviting people to come to him and find rest for their souls.
"Do not speak only of religion, but speak of everything in a Christian manner."
Blessed James Alberione, Founder
Our Founder loved to relate the Gospel story of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes to the “multiplication” the Word of God undergoes when it meets communications media: thousands can be nourished with the same “loaf” of this Bread.
Press, films, radio, television, Internet: the heart of the Daughter of St. Paul desires to put every one of these at the service of the Gospel and full human flourishing. We are writers, artists, musicians, film critics and broadcasters. You will find us on the air, online, and on the ground, doing in our own way what the Apostle Paul himself would do if he lived in our time: announcing Jesus Christ!
"Since the very evangelization of modern culture depends to a great extent on the influence of the media, it is not enough to use the media simply to spread the Christian message and the Church's authentic teaching. It is also necessary to integrate that message into the "new culture" created by modern communications. "
St John Paul II, Redemptoris Missio (37 c)
It was the vision of Blessed James Alberione to bring the Bible to every family, to encourage people not only to read it, but to meet Jesus Christ in its pages, and conform their lives to it. In October, part of his vision was implemented in St Peter's Square: our brothers of the Society of St Paul distributed copies of the Bible to thousands while Pope Francis reminded them not to leave the book on a shelf at home, but to open its pages and read it.
Even in the UK, not every family has access to the Bible. In fact, the Dominican Sisters in Elgin, Scotland, have reached out to us for help: Find out how you can give the Word of God to the young people of Elgin!