The Pauline mission is a unique form of evangelization in the Church: Blessed James Alberione, our founder, saw it as the “written preaching” alongside the oral preaching that characterizes the ministry of the priest. It is our experience of faith that we feel compelled to share “because of the overwhelming joy it gives us. It is not a collection of intellectual constructs, religious practices or rules of ethics; instead, it is an experience that involves our entire being.” In the Pauline charism, this sharing is carried out through communication, a witness for the sake of the building up of the Body of Christ. “Our faith which resonates through the books, DVDs, music, and digital media produced by Pauline Books and Media is mirrored in both our explicit proclamation of the person and teachings of Christ and our efforts to ‘speak about everything in a Christian way.’”
In our publishing, we are called to prophetically interpret the word afresh in each “today” of history. Like the Word made flesh, the Word must be spoken into the situations of the world. Communicating the mystery of Christ is to stand as witness to a life beyond this world’s life (Jn 17:16). Our mission is accomplished not because we have a body of knowledge or possess “truth,” but because the Word itself shows both us and our readers/listeners its meaning and power each time the Word comes face to face with the world and with the future.
Publishers for Christ
What makes our “publishing” to be “preaching”? Our books, CDs, DVDs, podcasts, radio programs, facebook pages, blogs, YouTube videos, apps and e-books are places where people can encounter the God who is forever seeking them out. Fr. Alberione told his followers to leave the sacristies and to go out where people live their lives and to make God present there.
He believed that saints were needed to tread this new path of holiness and mission in the Church. He declared: “Missionaries are needed–new missionaries for this new and fruitful apostolate!” Read more>>>
A Bible for Africa
Because the top priority of the Pauline apostolate is to promote and proclaim the Word of God, we publish many different editions of the Bible and Gospels, as well as multimedia aids for biblical formation.
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Evangelising through the Media
If St. Paul were alive today, he would immediately take up a microphone, begin podcasting, create a facebook page, publish books and create apps—because he would want to use the fastest, most efficacious ways of reaching the largest number of people with the message of God’s incredible love for us shining on the face of Christ. Read more >>>