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Blessed James Alberione

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Blessed James Alberione, founder of the Pauline Family

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Blessed James Alberione

  1. 1. Blessed James Alberione “The great secret of the spiritual life is this: configuration with the Divine Master.”
  2. 2. Blessed James AlberioneBlessed James Alberione April 4th , 1884 – November 26th , 1971 Founder of the Pauline Family The ManThe Man The VisionThe Vision The MissionThe Mission
  3. 3. The Man….The Man….  PriestPriest  FounderFounder  Media ApostleMedia Apostle  LeaderLeader  SaintSaint
  4. 4. The night between the centuries…The night between the centuries… in the cathedral of Alba…in the cathedral of Alba… The Vision…The Vision…
  5. 5. St. Paul is the real founder of the institute. In fact, he is its father, teacher, model, protector…. The Pauline Family must be St. Paul living today.
  6. 6. Society of St. Paul Daughters of St. Paul Pauline Cooperators
  7. 7. Do not be afraid. I am with you; Live in continual conversion. From here I want to enlighten;
  8. 8. Mary is the apostle.Mary is the apostle. Relative to us sheRelative to us she is Queen becauseis Queen because she calls us toshe calls us to participate in herparticipate in her apostolate….apostolate….
  9. 9. Sister Disciples of the Divine Master
  10. 10. Books Magazines Radio Audio Cinema The Mission…The Mission…
  11. 11. "Hope consoles amid the tribulations and crosses of life. It prevents discouragement and leads to childlike abandonment in the Father who awaits us."
  12. 12. TowardToward whatwhat is thisis this endlessendless streamstream of humanityof humanity walking?walking?
  13. 13. “The person who reads the Bible daily acquires the grace really to speak the words of God. But it is to be read devoutly, that is, in the spirit in which it was written, and with the hearts of children who want to listen wholeheartedly to their heavenly Father.”
  14. 14. "We must give the world true wealth and bring to the world the greatest good: Jesus Christ, Way, Truth, and Life, because only thus will there be peace on earth, progress and the certainty of eternal happiness."
  15. 15. "The only defeat in life is to yield to difficulty… to abandon the struggle."
  16. 16. "Your apostolate does"Your apostolate does not aim only at thenot aim only at the progress of individualprogress of individual persons. It aims atpersons. It aims at forming a newforming a new mentality in society,mentality in society, giving it a new imprint,giving it a new imprint, a new direction.a new direction. Promote a mentality inPromote a mentality in society, a Christiansociety, a Christian mentality, that willmentality, that will assure spiritual vitalityassure spiritual vitality for humanity andfor humanity and Christian life forChristian life for society."society."
  17. 17. "The press, motion pictures, radio, and television today constitute the most urgent, most rapid, and most efficacious means of Catholic apostolate. The heart of the apostle can desire no better instruments for giving God to humanity and humanity to God."
  18. 18. "I feel, before God"I feel, before God with humanity, thewith humanity, the gravity of thegravity of the mission entrustedmission entrusted to me by the Lordto me by the Lord who, had he foundwho, had he found a more unworthya more unworthy and incapableand incapable person, would haveperson, would have preferred him."preferred him."
  19. 19. Come into my heart. Come into my heart. Come into my heart, Lord. Come into my heart. Come into my life… Cleanse me of my sin… I give myself to you… I surrender all… © 1990 Jim Cowan (admn by Integity’s Hosanna Music) ASCAP All rights reserved. Used with permission.
  20. 20. Holiness, holiness is what I long for. Holiness is what I need. Holiness, holiness is what You want from me. Take my heart and form it. Take my mind transform it. Take my will conform it. To yours, to yours, O Lord. Faithfulness… Take my heart, take my mind, Take my will, O Lord.   © 1994 MERCY/VINEYARD PUBLISHING (ASCAP)   All rights reserved. Used with permission.
  21. 21. Remember your mercies, O Lord. Your ways, O Lord, make known to me, Teach me your paths. Guide me, teach me, for you are my Savior. Remember your mercies, O Lord.
  22. 22. Remember your compassion, Lord, And your kindness of old. Remember this, and not my sins, In your goodness, O Lord. Remember your mercies, O Lord.
  23. 23. Good and just is the Lord, The sinners know the way. God guides the meek to justice, And teaches the humble his way. Remember your mercies, O Lord.
  24. 24. Jesus Master, you are WayJesus Master, you are Way Jesus Master, you are TruthJesus Master, you are Truth Jesus Master, you are LifeJesus Master, you are Life Jesus Master, hear our prayer.Jesus Master, hear our prayer. Jesus Master, may I think withJesus Master, may I think with your mind and wisdom.your mind and wisdom. May I love with your heart.May I love with your heart. May I see with your eyes.May I see with your eyes. May I speak with your tongue.May I speak with your tongue. Prayer of Blessed James AlberionePrayer of Blessed James Alberione
  25. 25. Jesus Master, you are WayJesus Master, you are Way Jesus Master, you are TruthJesus Master, you are Truth Jesus Master, you are LifeJesus Master, you are Life Jesus Master, hear our prayer.Jesus Master, hear our prayer. Jesus Master, may I hear with yourJesus Master, may I hear with your ears.ears. May I relish the things you relish.May I relish the things you relish. May my hands be yours.May my hands be yours. May my feet follow in your footsteps.May my feet follow in your footsteps.
  26. 26. Jesus Master, you are WayJesus Master, you are Way Jesus Master, you are TruthJesus Master, you are Truth Jesus Master, you are LifeJesus Master, you are Life Jesus Master, hear our prayer.Jesus Master, hear our prayer. Jesus Master, may I pray using yourJesus Master, may I pray using your words.words. May I treat others as you do.May I treat others as you do. May I celebrate the Eucharist withMay I celebrate the Eucharist with your self-immolation.your self-immolation. May I dwell in you as you do in me, toMay I dwell in you as you do in me, to the point that I disappear.the point that I disappear.
  27. 27. Forever Grateful  You did not wait for me to draw near to You, but You clothed Yourself with frail humanity. You did not wait for me to cry out to You, but You let me hear Your voice calling me!
  28. 28. And I'm forever grateful to You! I'm forever grateful for the cross! I'm forever grateful to You, that You came to seek and save the lost.

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