The Pauline Community of St. Joseph is a 501c3 non-profit charitable and religious entity formed to bring the Word to the world in spiritual works of mercy. PCSJ invites consecrated Paulines from all over the world to collaborate in community initiatives for the sake of evangelization. Friends of the Pauline Family are also invited to join us as volunteers and to consider consecrated life in one of the 10 branches of the Pauline Family.
Members of the Pauline Community of Saint Joseph collaborate with one another as members of the Pauline Family of 10 religious or secular institutes of consecrated life founded by Blessed James Alberione. The Pauline Family offers Catholics in all walks of life the opportunity to enter into a Church-regulated, formal state of consecration, which deepens our baptismal commitment and call to holiness and draws us more fully into the love and service of Jesus, our Divine Master. Aside from Pauline Cooperators, all members make vows before God of poverty, chastity, and obedience according to their state in life as married or single persons living family life or religious persons living in community.
To be Pauline is to belong to both God and to society. We are in the world but not of it. We are evangelizers designed to live at the CRUX of SPIRIT and FLESH, at the intersection of human and divine.
Here in this complex, busy world of human society, we meet -- in the distressing disguise of our neighbor -- God. In human society, we witness the creative genius of the Father animating every human gift and accomplishment with His Power and Goodness. Here we encounter by God's gracious condescension the call to participate in the salvation of mankind, bringing souls one by one to Jesus our Master, our Teacher and Lord. Through learning, teaching, exhorting, through lives of prayer and reparation, through the constant effort to bring Christ the Master, Way, Truth and Life to the world, we hope to say one day with St. Paul, "It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me" (Galatians 2:20).
So, what are you waiting for? Why not join us in the work?
As a consecrated community member living in your own home and working in the state of life to which God has called you, your life can be united to all the prayers and good works of the whole family of consecrated "Paulines" throughout the world who live Christ's teaching: "Whatsoever you did to the least of these, that you did to Me" (Matthew 25:40).
What power there is living as one in Christian communion around the globe! "How good and pleasant it is when brothers and sisters live together as one" (Psalm 133:1).
We can do more together than we could ever do alone. Isn't that the beauty of Christianity? Jesus taught us to be one body in communion with Him, to be His Body in the world. The Pauline Family of Consecrated Life offers 10 pathways for consecrating your life to God. There is a pathway for every vocation, because we are each called to serve as members of the same body in various capacities, and each contribution is valuable for the functioning of the whole.
To learn more about the 10 Pathways of Pauline Consecration to God, click here to get started.
Saint Paul was converted by a personal ENCOUNTER with the Risen Lord. In the same way, our media offerings aim to bring participants into a deep encounter with Jesus Christ--He Who alone can heal brokenness, correct error, and perform miracles of transformation and growth in holiness.
Once converted, Saint Paul devoted himself to EVANGELIZATION, the spreading of the Good News that Jesus Christ is Lord and Messiah. We too endeavor to evangelize ourselves, our family members and society at large with the offering of formation webinars, books and courses designed to put Christ squarely at the center and foundation of daily living. Is it not easy to allow the secular culture of the day to set the course for our lives? Let us not settle for second best; for we are called for greatness: the dignity of life on high in Christ Jesus. We seek to proclaim the inestimable joy of being the Body of Christ with Christ as the Head and we His true members.
Saint Paul was also deeply concerned about the ENCOURAGEMENT of the Christian communities he planted. With his 14 canonical letters, he sought to remedy the ills with which human life is perpetually fraught and to assist all in understanding how to think and feel and behave in light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Likewise, we too wish to open our hearts in a ministry of encouragement to those needing our corporal or spiritual works of mercy. This is why we undertake a People Helping People campaign each year. We aim to show the Gospel of Christ's love in action through corporal and spiritual works of mercy.