James Alberione, Pauline Founder

The Marian Spirituality of Father James Alberione, Founder of the Pauline Family

– Sister Marianne Lorraine Trouve, F.S.P.

Published in Marian Studies, Volume 54 (2003)

That authentic Marian spirituality must be apostolic was central to the Marian teaching of Blessed James Alberione, the founder of the Pauline Family. Throughout his life, he strove to develop a spirituality that was both profoundly apostolic and Marian. His favorite title for Mary, “Queen of Apostles,” was, he felt, the term which best expresses Mary’s important role in the Church’s mission of evangelization. The Collection of Masses for the Blessed Virgin Mary states that many religious institutes honor Mary as Queen of Apostles, “prominent among these are . . . the Pious Society of St. Paul for the Apostolate of the Press, and other institutes owing their origin to the Servant of God, Blessed James Alberione.”

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