Special Prayer Intention Through Blessed Alberione's Intercession

I am asking for your prayers for a particular girl through the intercession of a particular Blessed in the Church. Please take a moment to read below.
Her parents, Fr. Ed Riley and I make this particular request. Her parents are members of the Pauline Family as postulants in the Holy Family Institute.

Christina Dangond is a young girl who was diagnosed in 2012 with a rare form of cancer when she was 6 years old. Christina is now 10 years old. She has proven through her vitality, unbreakable faith, strength and courage, that one can go through the most difficult tests in life with a beautiful smile and a supreme confidence in Jesus.

A kindred spirit to Blessed James Alberione in the desire to spread the Gospel of Jesus Master, Way, Truth and Life, Christina and Blessed James may be separated by time but are joined through eternity: One needs a miracle to live, the other a miracle to be canonized a Saint. Please join us in praying daily through the intercession of Blessed James for the miraculous cure of Christina with complete confidence in and gratitude to Almighty God the Father through Jesus Master, His only Son, in the Holy Spirit! Prayer is below. Won't you join us!

Blessed James Alberione
Founder of the Pauline Family

Prayer

Most Holy Trinity, who has willed to revive in the Church the apostolic Charism of St. Paul, revealing yourself in the light of the Eucharist to Blessed James Alberione, founder of the Pauline Family, grant that the presence of Christ the Master, Way, Truth and Life, may shine the world through Mary, Mother and Queen of the Apostles.
Glorify in your Church this apostle of the new evangelization, and raise up men and women open to the "signs of the times" who, following his example will use the modern means of communication to lead all of humanity to you.
Through the intercession of Blessed James grant me the grace that I ask for at this time, the complete healing of Christina Dangond from all of her cancer.

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Thank you everyone. Praise be Jesus Christ! Now and forever! Jesus I trust in you!

Help me spread it!

Preparing for the Centenary!

Dear Cooperators,

The preparation of the Centenary of the Foundation of the Pauline Cooperators, of which we informed you in a previous letter, saw the Commission engaged to develop proposals and to initiate projects, which you suggested, that will be communicated shortly.
The events organized by the Commission will have the characteristic of internationality and will be aimed at the Cooperators of all the Congregations of the Pauline Family. During this year of celebration we can not forget, however, national and local realities, that is, the concrete area where you live and carry out your mission with the entire Pauline Family.
What then is the spirit in which to live and celebrate this centenary? Reviewing "movie" of these first 100 years, we realize that it has experienced a twofold story: the chronological dictated by events in their chronological order: the birth of the Association, the first steps, growth in Italy and abroad etc. .; and that written by God through the Association of Pauline Cooperators development: the promotion of the laity that takes the spirituality and the apostolic work of the Pauline Family.

Another aspect that we would like would characterize these celebrations is that of unity of all the Cooperators in the area: we hope that the Cooperators of a nation come together to plan together and in unity with the entire Pauline Family, a program of events and celebrations in order to enhance the knowledge and the value of the Association.
The unifying element of all that you program with your enthusiasm and your zeal in the area will have to be inspired by the theme we have chosen as the theme of this centenary: "You wake up the world with the light of the Gospel." It is true that each of you work on a different area, but all of us, feeling sons of Blessed James Alberione, we live in the time marked by the Church of Pope Francis.

May you be strengthened in your Pauline identity during this year of grace, and recall the same missionary spirit of our Father, St. Paul.

May the Lord bless you all.

Don Valdir José De Castro, ssp  (Father General)
Sr. Anna Maria Parenzan, fsp (Daughters of St. Paul, Superior General)
Sr. M. Regina Cesarato, pddm (Sister Disciples, Superior General)
Sr. Marta Finotelli, sjbp (Sisters of Jesus the Good Shepherd, Superior General)
Sr. Marina Caps, ap  (Queen of Apostles, Superior General)

Rome October 30, 2016
Solemnity of Jesus Christ the Divine Master

Logo of  the Pauline Cooperators



Special Issues


The space on this blog is for Special Events of International Importance so that Paulines may respond to them though Pauline Channels.
Sr Margaret Charles, fsp

From Pauline Sisters in Chile Regarding the Earthquake

Paulines and Staff in Chile
Santiago del Cile 2 aprile 2014

A cordial greeting to all of you .
As you know , our country has been hit again by a strong earthquake ( measuring 8.3 on the Richter scale  ) followed by a tsunami . The quake occurred this time in the North, with its epicenter in the ocean, between the cities of Arica and Iquique. The authorities have extended the tsunami warning for the entire coast of the country, as a prevention.
For already 15 days , there had been a succession of tremors in the North (more than 400). They had expected an earthquake of greater magnitude and experts predict that there will still be an even stronger one to come due to the tectonic plate motion .
Chile is the most seismic country of the world, often there are tremors in every part of the territory. Occasionally there are large earthquakes. Despite having a long experience with earthquakes, people still always get scared and many die from heart problems. Many buildings were damaged and as of now, 6 people have died.
Our sisters of Antofagasta and Tocopilla have had to leave their homes and spend the night in shelters located in higher areas , to protect themselves from the threat of tsunami . Thank God nothing has happened and all are doing well.
On the other hand, four of our bookcenters are located in flood hazard areas , but for now have not been affected .
We thank God for the life of our people , and we continue to pray for everyone so that they can overcome the trauma that each earthquake causes and thank you for the prayers that you offer us in solidarity in this difficult time .
Fraternally .
Sr. Iris Pontin and sisters

Delegation of Chile

Eucharistic Adoration for the Feast of St. Paul

A Pauline Centenary Pastoral Tool: Eucharistic Adoration n. 4
PAULINE SPIRITUALITY AND MISSION ***
ST. PAUL (January 25, 2014)
Saint Paul’s Mistica-Metanoia-Missio Experience”


(+) Jesus Master …

INTRODUCTION

On the road to Damascus, Saul of Tarsus had a profound, dynamic, spiritual experience. It was God’s initiative, grace, and compassion that brought about Paul’s encounter with the Risen Lord. It was an experience of light – of revelation – of who Christ really is for Paul. In this Eucharistic Adoration, let us pray that as we celebrate the Centenary of the foundation of the Pauline Family, we may re-live deeply Saint Paul’s experience of metanoia-mistica-missio.

OPENING SONG: “Earthen Vessels” or another appropriate song

SILENT ADORATION - PERSONAL PRAYER

PROCLAMATION OF PAULINE VERSES

Antiphon: O Saint Paul the Apostle, preacher of truth and doctor of the Gentiles, intercede for us. (sung)

1. After that, Saul began to harass the Church. He entered house after house, dragged men and women out, and threw them into jail. (Ant.)

2. “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?” “Who are you, Sir?” he asked. The voice answered, “I am Jesus, the one you are persecuting. (Ant.)

3. For he who worked through Peter as his apostle among the Jews had been at work in me for the Gentiles and they recognized the favor bestowed on me. (Ant.)

4. With my many more labors and imprisonments, with far worse beatings and frequent brushes with death. (Ant.)

5. And so I willingly boast of my weaknesses instead that the power of Christ may rest upon me. (Ant.)

6. But by God’s favor I am what I am. This favor to me has not proved fruitless. (Ant.)

7. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. From now on a merited crown awaits me. On that day the Lord, the just judge that he is, will award it to me. (Ant.)


PRAYER
Leader: God our Father,
you taught the gospel to all the world
through the preaching of Paul your apostle.
May we who celebrate his conversion to the faith
follow him in bearing witness to your truth.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever.
Assembly: Amen.

FIRST READING: Acts 22:3-16 or Acts 9:1-22

RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Psalm 98 (cf. “All the Ends of the Earth”
by David Haas and Marty Haugen) or another fitting psalm

ALLELUIA - GOSPEL: Mk 16: 15-18


POINTS FOR REFLECTION

The feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul provides wonderful insights into his spiritual journey, which can be summed up as “MISTICA” (spiritual experience), “METANOIA” (conversion-transformation) and “MISSIO” (mission of evangelization). Paul’s spiritual journey was a spiritual experience that produced a transformation and impelled him to assume a mission of evangelization. The converted Paul thus became an apostle of Christ to the nations.

Mistica: On the road to Damascus, Saul of Tarsus had a profound, dynamic, spiritual experience. It was God’s initiative, grace, and compassion that brought about Paul’s encounter with the Risen Lord. It was an experience of light – of revelation – of who Christ really is for Paul. Christ revealed himself not as an enemy, but as a personal Savior. Moreover, on the road to Damascus, it was revealed that Jesus of Nazareth lives on in his Body, the Church – the suffering Church. It was a knocked-down experience that left Paul vulnerable, defenseless, and open to grace. He could not help but welcome the loving initiative of God. Saint Paul is a model for us of total receptivity and openness to grace.

Metanoia: Paul confessed: “I was once a blasphemer, a persecutor, a man filled with arrogance, but I have been mercifully treated … I thank Christ Jesus our Lord. He has strengthened me … made me his servant” (cf. I Tim 1:12-13). He experienced a change of heart, reorientation of goals, renewed vision, and life transformation. From a bold persecutor of Christ-Church, he became a vessel of grace and the great apostle to the nations. As we look to Saint Paul as a model of true conversion, let us turn away from thoughts, words and actions that negate the love of Christ … from inconsiderate actions and words that wound the Church … from irresponsible deeds that do not promote the dignity and personal worth of our brothers and sisters in Christ.  Above all, Saint Paul is our model of “christification”. Blessed James Alberione, the founder of the Pauline Family, exhorts us: “So then reach the point of Vivit in me Christus … when our thoughts and desires exist no more, but we live in Christ … It is not I anymore, but Christ in me. Transformation, transformation! In that way we have not only a body and soul, but another natural life – that is, the life itself of Christ.”

Missio: Paul’s mystic experience and conversion led to a special task or mandate: the mission of salvation … the call to evangelization. The Risen Lord who appeared to Paul made him a servant and witness to the nations. He mandated Paul to preach the Gospel that he may turn their darkness to light … that they may be brought back to God … that they may obtain forgiveness of sins and become part of God’s covenant people.

Today’s Gospel reading (Mk 16:15-18) about the missionary mandate to go out to the whole world and tell the Good News and about the signs of protection and power that will accompany the believers is fully exemplified in the life and person of Saint Paul. He went to the Gentile world to preach the Gospel of salvation. He was baptized by Ananias in Damascus. Totally obedient to Christ in faith, he became God’s vessel of salvation to the nations. He made the crippled man in Lystra walk. Through the apostle, God performed unusual miracles in Ephesus. Even handkerchiefs and aprons Paul had used were taken to the sick, and their diseases were driven away, and the evil spirits would go out of them. At Troas Paul resuscitated Eutychus, who fell from the third story to the ground during an evening fellowship meal while sitting drowsily by the window. When they picked him up, Eutychus was dead but Paul gave him back to them alive. After a shipwreck in Malta, Paul was bitten by a snake but was unharmed. Also in Malta, he healed the father of Publius, the chief of the island, and many others. Wherever he went, Paul was speaking a totally “new language” – the good news about Jesus as the Son of God – a marvelously “new language” of love and salvation.

On this beautiful feast of Paul’s conversion, we conclude this year’s Octave of Prayer for the Unity of Christians (January 18-25, 2014). I remember an ecumenical prayer service that I attended in the 1980’s at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls in Rome, Italy. Pope John Paul II led the prayers for Christian unity with the participation of leaders from various denominations. That evening I felt that the spirit of Saint Paul was with us – challenging us to center our lives on Christ that we may overcome the divisions among us believers. We have a long way to go, but in faith we continue our quest for Christian unity so that at the end we could declare with Saint Paul: “Because there is one bread, we though many are one body, for we all share in the one loaf and in the one cup” (I Cor 10:17). This year’s theme focuses on Saint Paul’s provocative question, “Has Christ Been Divided?” (I Cor 1:13). We continue to be divided by doctrine, policy, and practice, and to maintain our own religious identity, yet our pilgrimage towards unity continues under God’s guidance.


SONG: “One Bread, One Body” or another appropriate song


POINTS FOR THE EXAMINATION OF THE HEART

Each of us has a spiritual experience. How do we imitate Paul in being receptive and responsive to this experience? Do we imitate him in our work of conversion and “christification”? How do we carry out the mission of evangelization?


PERSONAL RESOLUTION


PRAYER TO SAINT PAUL THE APOSTLE: Cf. Manual of Prayer p.233

Holy Apostle who, with your teachings and with your charity, have taught the entire world, look kindly upon us, your children and disciples. We expect everything from your prayers to the Divine Master and to Mary, Queen of the Apostles. Grant, Doctor of the Gentiles, that we may live by faith, save ourselves by hope, and that charity alone may reign in us. Obtain for us, vessel of election, docile correspondence to divine grace, so that it may not remain unfruitful in us. Grant that we may ever better know you, love you and imitate you; that we may be living members of the Church, the Mystical Body of Jesus Christ. Raise up many and holy apostles. May the warm breath of true charity permeate the entire world. Grant that all may know and glorify God and the Divine Master, Way, Truth and Life.

And, Lord Jesus, you know we have no faith in our own powers. In your mercy grant that we may be defended against all adversity, through the powerful intercession of Saint Paul, our Teacher and Father.


SONG: “For the Sake of Christ”, or “Only This I Want”, or another appropriate song


ROSARY “THE GLORIOUS MYSTERIES”: The Rosary may be prayed in part or in full.

PRAYER: “Saint Paul, the Apostle of Jesus Christ”

Leader: God our Father, thank you for giving us Saint Paul to be the apostle of your Son Jesus Christ. With his great love and passion for Jesus and the Church, Saint Paul used all means and became all things to all so that the power of the Gospel can reach all. With zeal he faced the challenges of travel, cultures and imprisonments and beatings; of shipwrecks and sleepless night, of magic and philosophies. Through all these he steadfastly witnessed to the length, breadth and depth of the mystery of God’s saving love and grace in Jesus Christ.
Assembly: We ask you, loving Father, that we may continue to know Saint Paul, especially his epistles which are now part of our Scriptures. May we understand the love for you and Jesus and the Church that consumed his life. May we serve you and the Church as he did, tirelessly, relentlessly, faithfully and lovingly.

Leader: At the end, Saint Paul gave his life as a lasting witness to his deep and living faith in Jesus and in his Body, the Church. We pray that in celebrating the grace you have shown to Saint Paul, we may also deepen our faith and trust in your loving mercy and grace.
Assembly: Help us to know, understand and love Saint Paul, tireless worker for the Church. Through him, we can be sure that we will be led to you, our Father, in heaven.

Leader: We thank Jesus, who showed his mercy and revealed himself to Saint Paul, for giving the apostle to us as our example and intercessor. May Saint Paul continue to intercede for us and for our country that we, too, may turn from sinful ways and be converted, so that we may attain peace in our hearts, in our families, in our country and in the world.
Assembly: We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.


SONG: “Scio Cui Credidi” or another appropriate song


Prepared by Sr. Mary Margaret Tapang, PDDM
3700 North Cornelia Avenue, Fresno, CA-USA

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ARCHIVES
1. Adoration Guide: “JESUS MASTER: He Imparts the Light of Faith”
2. Adoration Guide: “Light of Faith”

3. Adoration Guide: “The Word Became Flesh … The Word Became Bread” 

Pauline Centenary Prayer


Prayer to the Trinity for our one hundred years of service to the Church

O HOLY TRINITY, 
you make us shine your light divine, 
receive our joyful praise and blessing, 
for the first hundred years of the life of our Pauline Family.
We thank you , Father of immense tenderness 
for the rich outpouring of grace 
poured out on our family during these years of service to the Church, 
for the wonders of apostolic holiness operated 
in Blessed Alberione, our founder, the Blessed Giaccardo, 
in Maestra Tecla, in Mother Scholastica, 
and many brothers and sisters in the "marvelous Pauline Family", 
we thank you for all the initiatives in the various apostolic sectors, 
through the riches of communication 
have helped you, Father, to the knowledge and worship Thy name 
and show me your glory.
I humbly ask forgiveness , Divine Master, Good Shepherd, 
because we have not always responded generously 
to the needs of our mission, 
because we have not taken the time and care enough 
to know your Word and the depth of our charism, 
to be assigned to more than our abilities and means 
that the gift of your infinite mercy.
I beseech you , Holy Spirit, the Paraclete, 
through the intercession of Mary, Queen of Apostles, 
filled with lively wisdom to guide those who have put 
so that they can clearly discern 
in what ways you want to lead our family; 
inondaci with your breath of life, as in a renewed Pentecost; 
make us able to new prophecy 
to give fulfillment to the dream of our Blessed Founder: Jesus Christ live and donate - as Way, Truth and Life - the men and women of our time, and to be "Paul alive today" in the Church of God

Glory to the Father and to the Son, and the Holy Spirit ...