Spiritual Life

"The Pauline Family has one spirituality: to live the Gospel and its entirety; to live in the Divine Master who is Way, Truth and Life:

to live him as his disciple, St. Paul understood him."

                                                                                                                                                                   Blessed Fr. James Alberione

Through the profession of the Evangelical Counsels "with which Christ is unbreakably united to the Church," the Institute

members intend to "respond in an increasingly ardent way to the love of God," actualizing in their life

St. Paul's ideal: "For me to live is Christ."(Galatians 2:20)

So as to communicate to mankind the fullness of the mystery of Christ, the Institute members live and work in the whole

Christ (Master, Way, Truth, and Life) as St. Paul lived, and with the attitude of the Virgin Mary.  Through the Word and the Eucharist they are nourished in Him, and in Him their prayer, study, apostolate and consecration find unity, producing a total living synthesis in love.

Devotion to Jesus Master leads to a perfect worship of God and the more the Pauline lives it the more she resembles Jesus Christ.

To actualize this reality in their life, the members will first of all take care of their prayer life which is "a simple, easy and necessary means suited to all."  They will draw from the source of Christian Spirituality: the Word of God, "the supreme rule of the Church's faith" and the Liturgy which "strengthens their powers to preach Christ."

For this reason everyday they will:

                                                            Take part in the Eucharistic celebration of the Mass

                                                            Devote part of their time to Eucharistic Adoration

                                                            Pray the Liturgy of the Hours: Morning and Evening Prayer

                                                            Give time to meditation

                                                            Entrust themselves to Mary, by reciting the Rosary

                                                            Make an examination of conscience, "the soul's watch"

The members also will frequent the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Every month the member will take part with eagerness a Recollection Day.  The member will also send to the Provincial Delegate a report on how their life in the institute is going.

Every year the member will take part in the Spiritual Exercises(a retreat) organized by the Institute to obtain "the fruits of holiness and of total orientation of their life in Christ."


Jesus The Divine Master

Society of St. Paul - Rome

I am The Way, The Truth, The Life