Friday, April 4, 2014

Remembering Blessed James Alberione

Today, as we celebrate the birth anniversary of Blessed James Alberione, ssp, Founder of the Pauline Family, may we also feel God’s love for us through his thoughts and particular testimonies said about him. At the same time, may we be inspired in his intimacy with Jesus Master,  Way, Truth and Life. 

Let us recall what our two great popes: Pope Paul VI and Blessed John Paul II said about our dear Founder:

Blessed John Paul II called Alberione as “the first apostle of the new evangelization.” On the other hand, Pope Paul VI had this to say about him, “ Here he is, humble, silent, tireless, contained in his thoughts, which flows from prayer to work, always ready to read the signs of the times. Our Father Alberione has given the Church new instruments to express herself, new means to give vigour and new breadth to its apostolic mission....May the Pope, in the name of the whole Church, express its gratitude."

Let us remember too his precious heritage he left to us through his thoughts. Below are a few excerpts taken from his writings:

"In the morning, therefore, let us place ourselves at the Master's feet and say to Him, 'Jesus, you are the Way, I want to walk in Your footsteps; You are the Truth, enlighten me, You are the Life, give me grace.' "

"Master, Your life maps out the path for me, Your doctrine confirms and makes steady my footsteps, Your grace sustains and upholds me on the journey to heaven."

"No greater wealth can be given to this poor and proud world, than Jesus Christ. The world has need of Jesus Christ Way, Truth and Life."

Blessed Alberione, intercede for us to God in all our needs!

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