"You were born of the Eucharist.
Your food is the Eucharist.
Your spirituality is the Gospel
lived in its entirety
as explained by St Paul the Apostle.
Your mother and model is Mary."
Blessed James Alberione, Founder
The centre of Pauline spirituality is Jesus the Divine Master, Way, Truth and Life (Jn 14:6). Seeking to live in him, and to allow him to live ever more fully in us, we draw light and support from the Eucharist, received and adored; from the Word of God, meditated before it is proclaimed, from daily personal and community prayer.
We do not want to simply imitate the Apostle Paul in bringing the Gospel to the world; we want to reach the same degree of communion with Christ that he did, that transformation of mind, will, heart and relationships by which 'it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me' (Gal 2: 20). The goal is that the 'whole' Christ, Way, Truth and Life, will be formed in the 'whole' person, mind, will and heart.
In our daily Hour of Eucharistic Adoration, we receive the Word in a contemplative spirit that allows the Lord the freedom to enlighten us, so that he may use us to enlighten others. We entrust to Jesus all the needs, hopes, joys and sorrows of the people that we encounter daily, asking him to pour out his mercy and love.
"Holiness is life, movement, nobility and effervescence"
Blessed James Alberione
Ours is a media spirituality that recognises communication itself as a gift of God, a call to a relationship that participates in the very life of Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We pray for all who work in the media – journalists, TV and film producers and directors, actors, radio broadcasters, and all who live in the new culture that is being created around us by the very fact that there are new forms of communication. Communication pervades every aspect of our prayer, our ministry, our publications and productions, and our life in community.
A PAULINE PRAYER
Father in union with all those who today celebrate the Eucharistic banquet a memorial of Christ’s death and resurrection, I offer my own self with our Lord:
To make amends for the error spread by the misuse of the media of social communications;
To beg your mercy for those persons who often allow themselves to be led astray by the indiscriminate use of the communications media;
For those who knowingly reject your Son and use the media of social communication with malice;
That men and women may hear and follow him alone whom you, heavenly Father, in your boundless love gave to the world, saying: 'This is my beloved Son, hear him.'
That the use of the media may help men and women learn and believe that Jesus alone is the perfect teacher;
That there may be a great increase in the number of priests, religious and lay persons who by prayer, example and professional work are devoted to the Christian apostolate of communications;
That all those who work with the media of social communications may strive to become holy, and proficient in their efforts, for the glory of God and the salvation of humankind;
That we may come to know our strengths and weaknesses, and your love which alone makes us worthy to call upon you as our Father, imploring your light, compassion and mercy.
"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."
Blessed James Alberione
Society of St Paul: priests and brothers dedicated to evangelisation through communications media
Daughters of St Paul: sisters dedicated to evangelisation through communications media
Sisters Disciples of the Divine Master: sisters who contribute to the beauty of the liturgy and the service of the priesthood, the Sister Disciples also make a special commitment to support the entire Pauline Family with their prayer
Sisters of Jesus the Good Shepherd: sisters engaged in pastoral care, especially in areas where priests are lacking
Sisters of Mary, Queen of Apostles: sisters who work in youth ministry, especially helping young people discover their unique vocation
Institute of Our Lady of the Annunciation: single women who consecrate their lives to Jesus Christ iving the evangelical counsels in the midst of their daily work and activity (secular institute)
Institute of St Gabriel the Archangel: single men who consecrate their lives to Jesus Christ within the Pauline Family, living the evangelical counsels in the midst of their daily work and activity (secular institute)
Institute of Jesus the Priest: diocesan priests and bishops who add the evangelical counsels to their priestly commitment, living the Pauline charism in their priestly ministry (secular institute)
Holy Family Institute: married men and women who add the evangelical counsels to their marriage vows, living the Pauline charism in the heart of the family (secular institute)
The Association Pauline Co-operators: a Vatican-recognised association of the faithful who share in the Pauline mission and spirituality to the extent possible to them.
Is there a place for you in the Pauline Family?