PAUL THE APOSTLE, INSPIRATION AND MODEL
Edited by the Center of Pauline Spirituality (CSP)
© Society of Saint Paul, General House, Rome 2008
Seen, approved for printing
Rome, 25 January 2008
SAC. SILVIO SASSI, Sup. Gen. SSP
Abbreviation of the work: APim (“L’Apostolo Paolo, ispiratore e modello”)
Original title of the book: “L’Apostolo Paolo, ispiratore e modello”
Translator: Arthur J. Palisada, ssp
© S.A.S.P. s.r.l., 2008
Is my character integral? “We have never said words of adulation, as you know... And not even have we sought human glory, whether from you or from others.... On the contrary, we have been loving in your midst, as a mother nourishes and cares for her creatures” (1Thes 2:5-7).TO J[ESUS] M[ASTER]
I must consider my particular duties, for I have badly represented you, O Lord, in the midst of your children. I have so many male vocations, so many female vocations, so many Cooperators, benefactors, students, and companions; so many readers: “I am indebted to all”.
Have I paid in full the debt of prayer?
[Have I paid in full] the debt of example?
[Have I paid in full] the debt of instruction?
[Have I paid in full] the debt of vigilance?
[Have I paid in full] the debt of correction?
[Have I paid in full] the debt of suffering?4
I need the hour of the office as daily examination.
I need to withdraw from details, giving trust.
I need to work to elevate the religious spirit, the studies, the apostolate; for a good organization of our forces and of poverty.
The numbers point to the pages in the present volume. The numbers followed by “n” direct to the notes, while those followed by “i” direct to the “introductions” or “premises” of the individual passages.
In the Index of the names of persons, due to the big number of references, the voices for Jesus Christ, St. Paul and Fr. Alberione have been omitted.
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