Who constitutes the Pauline Family?
The Pauline family, spread throughout the world, consists of 10,000 members
from 5 religious congregations and 5 aggregated institutes with a single spirit:
living Jesus Christ, the Divine Master, Way, Truth and Life and serving the
The strength of the inspiration Fr. Alberione received that night in adoration
in Alba Cathedral can be seen in the foundation of that which he called "the
wonderful Pauline family." This family is made up of 10
which are all committed to proclaiming the Good News, each in its own
Society of St. Paul, founded
20 August 1914 was Fr. Alberione's first great foundation. And from this all
the other foundations followed.
Daughters of St. Paul,
founded 15 June 1915 has the same specific purpose as the Society of St. Paul:
"The glory of God and the salvation of souls by spreading the Catholic
doctrine through the apostolate of social communications: printing, cinema,
radio, television, and all the other rapid and effective means, that is, those
inventions which human progress provides and which the needs of the time call
Pious Disciples of the Divine Master,
founded 10 February 1924 by Fr. Alberione as a religious congregation providing
support to persons and works, in particular, of the Pauline Family, through
continuous prayer as characteristic of their semi-contemplative life.. The
congregation is particularly engaged in the liturgical apostolate.
Sisters of Jesus the Good
Shepherd, founded 07 October, 1938 are dedicated to parish work,
sharing various pastoral activities with the parish priest.
The Institute of the Queen
of the Apostles, founded 08 September 1959 is committed to working
for vocations throughout the Church.
The Institute of Jesus
the Priest for diocesan priests, approved 08 April, 1960.
This institute is affiliated to the Society of St. Paul.
The Institute of St. Gabriel
the Archangel, approved 08 April, 1960.
The Institute of Mary
of the Annunciation, approved 08 April, 1960.
two institutes indicated in #7and #8 are for lay people leading a consecrated
life in the world.
The Institute of the Holy
Family, approved 08 April, 1960. This institute is for married
Christians who wish to consecrate their lives in the Pauline spirit, according
to their state in life.
an association that started in 13 June 1917. Its members are people who understand
the Pauline Family and who are united with it in spirit and intentions, and
embrace, in whichever way is possible for them, the main aims and contribute
to it in the same degree... "