Friday, April 12, 2013

The vocation of the Pauline missionaries

God calls all of us by our own name and He has a wonderful dream for each one of us. He calls us through prayer and reflection, speaking through events and through others about our hopes and desires, our gifts and talents. In responding to God’s call to each of us, we can experience what Jesus has promised: “Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.”

We Pauline missionaries are given this task to be open and to encounter other cultures, entering into a free relationship not only with God, but also with others in the place and country where we had been sent by Him. We are called to realize our missionary vocation utilizing the instruments of the communications media so as to bring God’s message of peace and love to all people.

Blessed James Alberione, founder of the Pauline Family, said, “Jesus entrusts to the apostles the world and all men and women. They will be the light and salt of the world; fishers of souls and sowers; pastors and witnesses of Christ!”

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