Monday, November 26, 2012

First Apostle of the New Evangelization: Blessed Alberione

November 26th Feast of Blessed James Alberione, SSP

“The world needs a new and profound evangelization… There is urgent need for new missionaries, and numerous ones, for young people full of determination and enthusiasm so that our press, the Christian press, may come into all families. Missionaries are needed! New missionaries for this new and fertile apostolate!” Blessed James Alberione, founder of the Pauline Family. 

In John Paul II’s words, Blessed James Alberione is “the first apostle of the new evangelization.” Not only because he used modern media to proclaim the Gospel, but because, like Paul at the dawn of Christianity, he heralded in his person and his message the central call of the Gospel: total configuration with Christ.

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