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Celebrating the feast of Bl. James Alberione in our chapel in Toronto

Today (November 26) is the feast day of the Founder of the Pauline Family, Blessed James Alberione (1884-1971). Because he is “Blessed” and not yet “Saint,” this feast is not yet on the Church calendar, but as members of the Pauline Family, we have special permission to celebrate his feast.

Founder of the Society of St. Paul and the Daughters of St. Paul, Blessed James Alberione was one of the first in the Church to recognize the power of the media for evangelization and for building up a Christian culture. His words continue to inspire us today, in this Year of Faith:

 

Evangelization with the instruments of social communication must be carried out by persons who have conformed their entire existence to Christ, who have modeled their lives completely on Him, who are living witnesses to Him, who have made Him the whole meaning of their lives. 

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