James Alberione, founder of the Pauline Family, was born in San Lorenzo di Possano (Piedmont), Italy, on April 4, 1884, the fifth child of Michael Alberione and Teresa Allocco.

In October 1900, he entered the diocesan seminary of Alba and on June 29,1907 was ordained a priest.

On August 20, 1914, in Alba, he initiated the Society of St. Paul, followed by the other foundations that today constitute the Pauline Fam­ily: the Pious Society of the Daughters of St. Paul; the Pious Disciples of I the Divine Master; the Sisters of Jesus the Good Shepherd; the "Regina Apostolorum" Institute for vocations (Apostoline Sisters); plus a number of aggregated institutes: St. Cabrici the Archangel; Our Lady of the Annunciation, and Jesus the Priest.

Fr. Alberione travelled around the world several times visiting his sons and daughters scattered on all the continents.

The secret of his vast apostolic activity lies in his interior life, which was directed to realizing with always greater fullness the words of the Apostle Paul: "It is no longer I who live; it is Christ who lives in me."

On Nov. 26, 1971, at the age of 87, comforted by the visit and blessing of Pope Paul VI, Fr. Alberione left this earth to return to the house of the Father.

He was beatified by Pope John Paul II, in Rome, on the 27th of April 2003. 



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 Bl. J. Alberione said:

"The press, cinema,
radio, television,
constitute today the most urgent,
the most rapid,
the most efficacious means
of Catholic apostolate."

"Give everything that is good,
true, and useful through
the fastest and most
efficacious means."

The world is rapidly changing.
Centres of habitation, education
and commerce are shifting.
Peaceful and rapid revolutions
are taking place through
the press, radio, cinema,
television and political, social
and industrial movements....
Religion must be always present.
Those who slow down
or stop will be overtaken....
Let us try to do as much good
as possible to everyone."

"Jesus Christ has thought us
not to wait for people,
but to go in search of them.
Like the Master,
the apostle should spread
the divine word in cities,
villages and homes,
even the remotest ones.
The press, the cinema, the radio
and the television constitute
today the most urgent,
the fastest and the most
efficacious works
of Catholic apostolate."

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