Disciples of the Divine Master
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“By this love you have for one another, everyone will know that you are my disciples” (Jn 13, 35)

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Meet the Family!

THE PAULINE FAMILY: 10 ways to proclaim Christ!

 Fr. Alberione speaks of the bond which links the various institutions in this way: “You are all bonded by close ties since all of you are born from the Tabernacle”, that is, from the Eucharist experience of the Founder whilst in prayer. During this prayer of adoration Fr. Alberione felt deeply committed to make St. Paul come alive in the era which he lived. He was fascinated by Paul’s love for Christ and by his missionary activity. and communicated this to his spiritual children in the charismatic legacy which he left them.The Pauline Family’s mission is to spread the knowledge of the Gospel and the love of Jesus using all the means of modern media technology, and more generally to address the spiritual hunger of the modern world in a modern way.  Our spirit is one: to live Jesus Christ, the Divine Master, Way, Truth and Life.


Disciples of the Divine Master:

In a sense, the Disciples were the fulfillment of Fr. Alberione's dream.He was convinced that the mission of the Pauline Family would not be fruitful unless it was sustained by fervent prayer, especially Eucharistic Adoration. The Sister Disciples place Eucharistic Adoration, for the Pauline apostolate, at the centre of their lives. Through their focus on the Eucharist, ministry in many aspects of priesthood and their liturgical service, they remind the people of God of what is truly valuable. In their contemplation, they become still points in the midst of a swirling world focusing their attention on the Divine Master, the Way, Truth, and Life.

Society of St. Paul:
Like Paul, the priests and brothers, known as Paulines, are called to preach using the media of social communication. So that the love of God may reach the heart of every person, they transform the Word of God, living and active, into television and radio programmes, books and magazines, internet sites and podcasts, with generous dedication encouraged by Fr. Alberione’s words: “Your parish is the world!”

Daughters of St. Paul:
They have the same mission as the Pauline priests and brothers. Although their works are numerous and include all of the means of social communication ,the Daughters are probably best known for their St. Paul Book and Media Centres. by the use of every available means of communication to spread the Gospel and promote the dignity of all peoples.

Sisters of Jesus the Good Shepherd:
 Fr. Alberione founded the Sisters of Jesus the Good Shepherd to be "mothers and sisters, everyone's friends, rays of sunshine and joy in the parish." He wanted them to model their efforts on the early Church's model where women excelled in their service to the community. The sisters live in small communities and dedicate themselves to parish pastoral work, to the growth of the life and growth of the Christian community through evangelisation, catechesis and liturgical animation.

Sisters of Mary Queen of Apostles:
The Sisters of Mary Queen of Apostles mission is to aid people in discerning what God expects of them. They promote vocations to all the religious congregations, orders and societies in the Church. Their mission to arouse in the heart of people the desire to serve God and hear his calling voice which often can only be heard in a tiny whisper.

 The Institute of St. Gabriel the Archangel:
Fr. Alberione invited men and women while continuing to live in a
 secular word to follow the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity and
 obedience. Their lifestyle is that of consecrated persons who, however, retain their lay status. They bring their intensity and deep love of God into the workplace, profession, or way of life chosen, becoming in effect,
“salt and leaven” in society. The Institute takes its name from St. Gabriel, the Archangel of the Annunciation, and the patron of the instruments of social communication.

The Institute of Mary of the Annunciation: 
Lay women in the Church who profess vows of chastity, poverty and
obedience, announcing Jesus in the spirit of St. Paul. They remain within the sphere of their homes and workplaces. Their life is modelled on Mary of Nazareth, Virgin of the Annunciation. She shows that within the events of ordinary daily life she heeded the call of the Holy Spirit to be the
Mother of God. The ways and means of the mission are varied and
diverse as the environment in which they live and work, the needs of the people and the circumstances of each  person.

 Pauline Co-operators:
Aware of their Christian vocation the Co-operators are men and women of all ages who have received from God their specific lay identity: "the world as the place for their vocation in the Church". Because of their presence, the mission of the Pauline Family reaches many different places and environments. They are called to carry out the Pauline mission in all its expressions. Some of these include: editing, distribution of books, promoting Gospel study days and weeks for the study of the bible; involvement in parish and diocesan pastoral initiatives, particularly catechesis as well as helping sustain Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration and involvement in liturgical animation.

 The Institute of St. Gabriel the Archangel:
Fr. Alberione invited men and women while continuing to live in a secular word to follow the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity and obedience. Their lifestyle is that of consecrated persons who, however, retain their lay status. They bring their intensity and deep love of God into the workplace, profession, or way of life chosen, becoming in effect, “salt and leaven” in society. The Institute takes its name from St. Gabriel, the Archangel of the Annunciation, and the patron of the instruments of social communication.

                                

 
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