The Biblical Year of the Pauline Family with the theme “That the Word of the Lord may speed on,” will be launched by the Daughters of Paul, Goa along with the Diocesan Centre for Biblical Apostolate on November 26. The inaugural Mass by Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao will be televised on CCRTV on 26 November at 7.00 a.m. Announcing the Pauline Biblical Year in January this year, the Major Superiors of the Pauline Family in Rome said that the common objective of the year-long celebration of the Biblical year is “Walking with the Church, we renew ourselves through familiarity, study and prayerful reading of the Sacred Scriptures, in order to live the Word of God so that it reaches everyone, especially those on the existential and thought peripheries.”
The Pauline Family consists of five religious Congregations, four secular Institutes and one association of Pauline Cooperators. The Religious Institutes are Society of St Paul, Daughters of St Paul, Pius Disciples of the Divine Master, Sisters of the Good Shepherd, Sisters of the Queen of the Apostles.
The aggregated Institutes are Institute of Jesus the High priest for the Diocesan Priests, Institute of the Holy Family, Institute of St Gabriel the Archangel, Institute of Our Lady’s Annunciation and one Association of Pauline Cooperators.
Among these two religious congregations—Daughters of St Paul and Pius Disciples of the Divine Master are rendering services in the Archdiocese of Goa. A team of Pauline Cooperators is also being formed in line with Pauline Spirituality.
The first Pauline Bible Year was held in 1960-1961, during the time of the Founder Blessed James Alberione.
Lissy Kurian FSP, Panaji