Blessed Timothy Giaccardo, Ssp


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a brief life of Blessed Timothy Giaccardo, Society of St Paul with some of his writings

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Blessed Timothy Giaccardo, Ssp

  1. 1. Blessed Timothy Giaccardo, SSP
  2. 2. Blessed Timothy Giaccardo with Blessed James Alberione In 1917 Joseph joined the newly founded Pauline Family. He was ordained in 1919. His religious name was taken in honor of Paul’s great co-worker, St. Timothy.
  3. 3. True devotion to the Divine Master implies the total, conscience, affective giving of our whole person to Jesus Christ, living in the Church and in the Eucharist. Society of St Paul Profession of vows
  4. 4. The first priest ordained for the Society of St Paul <ul><li>The mystery of faith par excellence is the Eucharist, because it contains the author of all faith – Jesus Christ. </li></ul>
  5. 5. In 1926 he went to Rome to establish the first daughter-house. <ul><li>The heart of Mary is like the cenacle of the Church. It is the first conquest of the blood of Jesus…the blood of the immaculate heart of Mary has formed for us the heart of Jesus. </li></ul>
  6. 6. In 1937 he returned to Alba to direct the Mother house. <ul><li>The apostolate of communications, considered in the light of the Divine Master, has as its purpose to make known Jesus Christ and his gospel so that people may have life abundantly! </li></ul>Society of St Paul in Canfield, OH
  7. 7. In 1946 he was called back to Rome as Vicar General. <ul><li>He lived his last years here and died a holy death on January 24, 1948, after renewing the offering of his life to God… </li></ul>Tomb of St Paul where Blessed Timothy prayed.
  8. 8. To become a saint is our ideal, our desire, our constant aspiration. This is our only aim in life. <ul><li>Blessed Timothy renewed the offering of his life for the intention that the Sister Disciples of the Divine Master would receive Papal approval. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Feast day October 22nd <ul><li>“ His lived in a spirit of faith and prayer. He was all things to all people. At the altar, in the confessional, in the classroom, during recreation, in holding office, in his private life and in the smallest details he was another Christ.” </li></ul><ul><li>Blessed James Alberione about Blessed Timothy Giaccardo </li></ul>
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