Fr. Alberione lived to the age of 87. Having completed the work God had entrusted to him, he left this earth on 26 November 1971 to take his place in the house of the Father. In his last hours, he was comforted by the visit and blessing of Pope Paul VI, who had never hidden his admiration and veneration for the Founder. In fact, in an audience with the Pauline Family on 28 June 1969, the Pope spoke these moving words about Fr. Alberione, who was then 85 years old:Don't forget to visit Daughters of St. Paul - James Alberione Film for more details on how you can help.
“There he is: humble, silent, tireless, always vigilant, recollected in his thoughts, which run from prayer to action; always intent on scrutinizing the ‘signs of the times,' that is, the most creative ways to reach souls. Our Fr. Alberione has given the Church new instruments with which to express herself, new means to give vigor and breadth to her apostolate, new capacities and a new awareness of the validity and possibilities of his mission in the modern world with modern means. Dear Fr. Alberione, allow the Pope to rejoice in your long, faithful and tireless work and in the fruits it has produced for the glory of God and the good of the Church.”
On 25 June 1996, Pope John Paul II signed the decree recognizing the heroic virtues of the future Blessed.-Fr James Alberione (1884-1971)
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Video:Father James Alberione Film Trailer [HD]
This film on Blessed James Alberione is a PBS-style documentary by Sister Helena R. Burns, FSP (Chicago), on the lifework of the founder of the Daughters of St. Paul and the Pauline Family. Visit Daughters of St. Paul - James Alberione Film for more details on how you can help.