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How St. Paul fulfilled his mission—and we can fulfill ours

How St. Paul fulfilled his mission—and we can fulfill ours

Saint Paul's love for Jesus was so great that he yearned to tell everyone about him. Let’s see how he carried out this mission!We begin with the words the Lord spoke to Ananias, who baptized Paul, “‘Go, for he (Paul) is an instrument whom I have chosen to bring my name before Gentiles and kings and before the people of Israel; I myself will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of my name’” (Acts 9:15-16). We will see how Paul fulfilled these words.About...
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Living like Mary in a global pandemic

Living like Mary in a global pandemic

Every religious congregation has a particular Marian devotion. The Pauline devotion to Mary is Queen of Apostles. When as a teenager I first got to know the Daughters of St. Paul, I was wildly unfamiliar with this devotion. Honestly, I didn’t understand Mary in general, but I especially didn’t understand her as Queen of Apostles…. She sounded too majestic, too far out of reach for me. However, the Lord works in mysterious ways, so as I continued to discern my vocation with the...
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Let us lean close to Mary, Queen of Apostles

Let us lean close to Mary, Queen of Apostles

Our religious Congregation honors Mary under this title which, at first glance, seems completely irrelevant to our current global reality. “Apostle” is a Greek word meaning “one who is sent.” Only we’re not going out much these days. More likely, we are the ones sending others: to deliver our mail, do our shopping, or drop off a pizza on our doorstep without touching anything.  How ...
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Blessed James Alberione and the Pauline Spirit

Blessed James Alberione and the Pauline Spirit

What is the Pauline Spirit?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. There are not many details in the Pauline Family, or unusual devotions, or excessive formalities. The aim is to live in Christ the Master and in the Church. The spirit of St. Paul is drawn from his life, his Letters and his apostolate. He is always lively regarding the Church’s dogmatic and moral teachin...
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Epiphany Grace

Epiphany Grace

"Let us approach the manger to adore him….On Christmas Night, the child Jesus was placed in the manger: this was the first exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, before whom the first adoration was made." Blessed James Alberione, SSP
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Advent Wisdom Week 2

Advent Wisdom Week 2

"Our adoration should be filled with interior fervor, in response to the mystical attraction contained in the words  'Come to me, all of you.'  Let us move toward the Word Incarnate and embrace him as the great gift of the Father to us: 'To those who accepted him he gave power to become children of God.' ” (Jn 1:12)         Sr.Giovannamaria Carrara, FSP
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Prayers for the Holy Souls in Purgatory

Prayers for the Holy Souls in Purgatory

We pray for the souls in purgatory to soon be admitted into heaven, and we ask their intercession. Our prayers hurry along their purification and their prayers of intercession help us in many ways. One example of our Founder's understanding of the power of this prayer is his encouragement to the sisters, when they are sent on a new assignment, to pray for the souls in purgatory, for their intercession for the mission and the people they would be rmeeting. This devotion to the ...
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