By Anne Eileen Heffernan FSP

Capturing his beginnings as a seminarian and his contributions as a pioneer of Catholic media and a founding father of a variety of congregations which make up the Pauline relatives, this thirty second quantity within the come upon the Saints sequence familiarizes youngsters a long time 9–12 with the existence tale of Blessed James Alberione. together with his counsel, young ones should be encouraged to absolutely use all varieties of media to unfold the Catholic religion and should discover ways to belief in God's plan for them.

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It was painful to see the sick boy struggle to control the strong coughs that shook him from head to foot. Yet, when James said good-bye to his friend, he didn’t realize he would never see him again. James was still on the farm in early June, when he got word that Augustine had died. He couldn’t believe it. The best friend he had ever had, with whom he had shared joys and sorrows, hopes and dreams! James went to the funeral, where he saw all his seminary classmates with one of their professors, Father Francis Chiesa (Key-AY-suh).

Instead of an organization of lay people, who could easily come and go—an organization that could even fall apart—I could start a congregation of religious priests and brothers. ” Father James began learning about some of the religious orders and congregations in the Church. He wanted to know how the members of each of them lived and prayed. He thought about the boys he had met in the parishes and invited to the seminary. By now, there were others besides Joseph and Francis. Maybe some of these boys will join my congregation, he thought.

At Saint Damian’s church, Father Francis introduced them to Father James. First, Father James met with Mrs. Merlo in order to answer her questions about the congregation he was starting. ” Then he spoke with Teresa. “I’ve heard you’re a good seamstress, Teresa,” he began. Teresa smiled. ” Father James asked. ” “Well, with us you could do both,” replied Father James. “I want to start a congregation of sisters who will write, print, and distribute books about our Catholic faith. But right now, until we can begin, I’ve opened a sewing shop.

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