What Is the Role of the Pauline Priest?
The priest in the Society of St. Paul serves the congregation by being steeped in God's word and preaching it tirelessly. He is to be immersed in the Eucharist himself and to nourish the congregation, the entire Pauline Family and the Church as a whole in his willingness to proclaim God's truth while living a vowed life of poverty, chastity, obedience and fidelity to the Holy Father.
The priest lives and works within the community and generously makes himself available to the local Church for sacramental ministry where needed. The main focus of his apostolic life, however, always remains within the field of mass media and social communications which extends his preaching into the world.
What is A Pauline Brother?
What is a Pauline Priest?
Who was Blessed James Alberione?
What does the Media
How many countries
is the Society of
St. Paul located in?
What is the Pauline Family?
Community life and prayer.
|Pauline priests incorporate into their spiritual lives the Way, Truth and Life approach of Blessed James Alberione. This distinctive spirituality is Christ-centered and focused on the Word of God and the Eucharist. It is enhanced by devotion to Mary, under the title of Queen of Apostles, and to St. Paul the patron of the congregation.
As a member of an international congregation the Pauline priest must be willing to serve anywhere in the world. This is in keeping with the spirit of St. Paul. Through his media work, however, the Pauline priest is able to touch the whole world while remaining in one place. For the Pauline priest, "the whole world is his parish."
Where is the Society found in the United States?
Who is eligible to become a member of the Society?
How does a person
apply to the congregation?
What costs are involved in the application and formation period?
How long does it take to become a Pauline priest or brother?
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